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Depression - Do you ever feel alone, sad or have the feeling of being unable to cope on a day to day basis?

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Depression Do you ever feel alone, sad or have the feeling of being unable to cope on a day to day basis? This is a leaflet to help you understand depression. If you think this is affecting you, you must see your GP. This is for information purposed only. What is depression? Depression is a very common problem and very many adults will at some time in their life time experience some symptoms of this which they must not feel ashamed about. In its mildest form it does not stop you from leading a normal life, but some cases can be life threatening to those suffering from depression or those around you, with thoughts of death and suicide. There are many emotions and feeling that may be experienced, which can include: * continuous low mood, or sadness, * feelings of hopelessness and helplessness, * low self-esteem, * feelings of guilt, * ...read more.

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This is particularly true if you have recently suffered a loss and especially if it is someone close. When these symptoms are experienced due to a loss or distressing event they should hopefully pass with time. Most people find it helpful to talk to somebody to try to help them identify and resolve their issues. If these feelings are very strong or continue for a long period of time, then a depression may have developed. When this happens it is in your best interest to seek medical advice from your GP. Once spoken to your GP, they may advise a talking treatment. This could be a psychiatrist, a counselor, community psychiatric nurse, psychologist or other mental health worker. It will usually take a little time before you begin to feel the benefits, but treatment of this kind can be very beneficial to people. ...read more.

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Help for anyone in debt or concerned they may fall into debt. Tel: 0645-500511 (local call rate). Samaritans, Linkline (local rate) Tel: 0345 909090. Confidential support for anyone in a crisis. Family Link - a befriending scheme offering support and a practical approach to families with young children. Tel: 0191 232 3741. CRUSE Bereavement Line - help line for bereaved people and those caring for bereaved people. Tel: 0870 1671677 Association For Post Natal Illness - for women who are experiencing depression following the birth of their baby - 145, Dawes Road, London, SW6 7EB. Tel: 0207 3860868. Some useful books which you may like to buy or borrow from your local library: David Burns (1980). Feeling Good, The New Mood Therapy. New American Library. New York. Kathy Naime and Gerrilyn Smith (1994). Dealing with Depression. The Women's Press. Dorothy Rowe (1993). Depression: The Way Out Of Your Prison. Routledge. Paul Gilbert (1999). Overcoming Depression. Robinson Publishing. ?? ?? ?? ?? Emma Jones Candidate PIN: 08507775 ...read more.

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