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What is depression and what are the symptoms?

Everyone has times when they’re feeling sad or less like their usual selves. That isn’t depression. Depression lasts longer, sometimes months and even years.

Depression is difficult to define and diagnose. Each case is unique, as you can suffer emotional, physical, behavioural depression, or a combination of all three. There is also post-natal depression and seasonal affective disorder.

One in 10 people will suffer from depression at some point. The good news is that with the right diagnosis, treatment and support, most sufferers can make a full recovery. If you think, or feel, that you may suffering from depression you can make an appointment with one of our GPs today. 


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