Most of us experience periods of unhappiness from time to time.
Depression however is a persistent feeling of sadness, emptiness and hopelessness.
Some of you don’t realize you are depressed and try to ‘pull yourself together’. If you suffer from depression your interest in activities you previously enjoyed, energy, ability to concentrate and think are considerably reduced.
You may have insomnia, early morning awakening or oversleeping.
Your appetite may increase or decrease with significant weight gain or loss.
You may experience yourself as worthless person and have feelings of anger and/or guilt.
In some circumstances you may even feel like killing yourself in which case it is important to talk to your GP immediately.