‘Every man has his secret sorrows which the world knows not; and often times we call a man cold when he is only sad.’ – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Depression comes in many forms. It is common to feel fed up and miserable from time to time, however sufferers of depression often experience intense and unshakable sadness.

Emotional symptoms of depression may include:

Persistent feelings of

– sadness

– anxiety

– suicidal thoughts

– fatigue, lethargy and low energy levels

– reduced sex drive

– sleep problems such as insomnia and excessive sleeping and waking too early

– irritability, restlessness

– feelings of worthlessness, helplessness, guilt, pessimism, loneliness and isolation

– lack of interest in work or hobbies

– difficulties with relationships

– lack of motivation

Physical symptoms are often can be harder to link to depression may include:

– back pain

– headaches

– chest pains

– exhaustion and fatigue

– digestion issues

– constipation

– diarrhoea

– nausea

– weight gain or loss

– changes in appetite e.g. loss of appetite, binge eating

– dizziness

Whether the individual is fully aware or unsure of why they are depressed, the treatment for recovery will involve using the best techniques available to suit the client. These are often a combination of coaching, NLP and hypnotherapy.