Depression

Depression is a term which is often used in everyday conversation to mean "feeling a bit low" or "sad" about something. However, Clinical Depression is a much more intense feeling which isn necessarily just feeling low for a day or so.

Depression lasts for at least six weeks and can involve a variety of unpleasant symptoms, including not being able to sleep or sleeping too much; a loss of appetite or a significant increase in appetite; a lack of motivation and concentration; a reduction in sexual desire; sometimes the feeling that life is not worth living.

People who suffer from depression are often extremely low in mood and life feels like a terrible pressure. They can find themselves being tearful often and not wanting to do tasks that they used to previously enjoy. Depression can sometimes be a reaction to a particularly difficult life event, known as "reactive" but in some cases, it just appears as if out of nowhere. This is known as "endogenous".

Twenty20 Psychology offers many therapies that can be helpful in treating depression, which can strike at any time of life – in childhood all the way through to older adulthood.

 

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Clinical Depression is an intense feeling which isn necessarily just feeling low for a day or so...it can last for up to six weeks.