Depression in the Workplace
Anybody can suffer from feeling a bit “down” following a sad event or when things just haven’t gone to plan, however, when you suffer from Depression you are likely to experience feelings of sadness for much longer, maybe for weeks, months or even longer.
There are still many people who believe that Depression is not really an “illness” and that sufferers should just “pull themselves together”.
This view is WRONG.
This does not mean, however, that Depression is a purely biological phenomenon that is “hard-wired” into certain individuals. There is plenty of evidence that a person’s limiting beliefs and unhelpful thinking styles can go a long way to contributing to the state and experience of depression.
Because of this, Depression should be regarded as a real condition that can have a very serious impact on one’s life – sometimes the most serious of impacts, but also that it can be helped by learning how to manage the contributing factors mentioned above.
The mind is MORE than capable of creating a wide range of REAL physical symptoms as well as being able to influence the neural make-up of the brain, both positively and negatively!
However, all in NOT lost.
The symptoms of Depression can often be effectively treated using skillfully applied Psychology & Psychotherapy principles.
The majority of sufferers CAN make a complete and lasting recovery when they obtain the right kind of help.
How do I know if I’m Depressed?
Depression can affect people in a wide variety of ways and produce a large number of different symptoms from feelings of sadness or hopelessness and a loss of interest in things you used to enjoy (including a loss of interest in sex) through to much more significant problems such as total withdrawal from society.
It can lead to physical symptoms too, for example persistent tiredness, lack of ability to sleep and various feelings of aches and pains.
At worst (although this is actually rarer than most people believe) this problem can lead to such feelings of helplessness that suicide can seem like a viable option.
IF YOU HAVE SERIOUSLY THOUGHT ABOUT ENDING YOUR OWN LIFE THEN WE WOULD URGE YOU TO IMMEDIATELY TALK TO YOUR GP PRIOR TO CONSULTING US FOR HELP.
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