Depressed woman


Most people experience a serious depressive state at one point in their lifetime. It may result from a loss, such as a separation or a death of a loved one. Or it may have no known origin. To experience depression is to suffer. People often have difficulty in their day to day existence; working can be difficult, maintaining relationships may be a struggle, and sleep can be disturbed. Often short term memory and concentration are affected. There are different degrees of depression, from mild to severe.

Psychological treatment can help. It may be possible to uncover some factors contributing to the depression, and to address those. It can help to develop ways to comfort and soothe yourself. Negative thoughts can be addressed, and modified. It can help to have a professional take time to understand your experience and to work with you to improve your mood.