Depression is more than just feeling “down.” It is a serious illness caused by changes in brain chemistry.

You may be suffering from depression if you've lost interest or enjoyment in doing things, lacked energy, been pessimistic or felt hopeless about the future. You may have a poor appetite, loss of concentration, low mood or trouble sleeping. As many as one in two people at some time experience depression in their lives, but it is treatable.

Medication is sometimes used to alleviate symptoms; however a course of CBT may be enough to help you feel better. CBT and anti-depressants are often used together to treat depression. CBT therapy is recommended in the NICE guidelines for the treatment of Depression and Anxiety, Obsessive Compulsive Disorders, Post Traumatic Stress Disorders.

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