Depression is more than simply feeling unhappy or fed up for a short time.
Most people go through periods of feeling down, but when you're depressed you feel persistently sad for weeks or months, rather than just a few days.
Some people think depression is trivial and not a genuine health condition. They're wrong – it is a real illness with real symptoms. Depression isn't a sign of weakness or something you can "snap out of" by "pulling yourself together".
The good news is that with the right treatment and support, most people with depression can make a full recovery. If you think you might be suffering with depression then please book an appointment with a GP, complete our Depression Health Questionnaire (link below) and bring it to the appointment with you? This will help your GP with their diagnosis.
Please complete our Depression Health Questionnaire (Excel document).
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