Some people become depressed as a result of being unwell or coping with symptoms. Everyone can feel down or anxious at times, but sometimes these feelings don’t go away and can start to affect your everyday life. Common symptoms of depression include:
- Not being able to enjoy anything
- Feeling low or sad for several days in a row
- A lack of energy
- Difficulty concentrating
- Feelings of hopelessness, guilt or worthlessness.
Depression often comes on gradually. The first step to feeling better is getting appropriate help. If you or your family think that you may be depressed, discuss this with your GP or nurse. They will be able to tell you about the different treatments that can help.