Depression Counselling – One Point Medical

It is natural to feel unhappy or sad at times as it is a normal response to failure, loss or some form of life stress – this is not classed as depression.

There is a difference between these occasional feelings and and the prolonged mental illness of depression that can interfere with a person’s everyday activities. Feeling hopeless and miserable on a consistent basis is not normal.

Classified as a mood disorder, depression can be described as feelings of sadness, loss, or anger that affects the entire mind and body. As such it is difficult for an individual to lift themselves out of this depressive state and should be treated as a serious medical condition.

Superficial advice such as ‘Get over it’ is not helpful and if left untreated depression can continue for months or years, yet treatment can often improve symptoms within a few weeks.