With the COVID pandemic, you may experience the “blues”, feel down perhaps isolated. This is in part because you are no longer enjoying your normal social connections or are unable to do your favourite activities.
Depression is more than this, it includes changes in appetite; in your sleeping pattern; decreased activity and energy; feelings of worthlessness and inadequacy with a loss of confidence, difficulty concentrating and even thoughts of death or suicide.
At this stage, your depression will be affecting your family life and/or your work.
There are other causes of depression that can come after a separation or divorce, loosing your job, or after a traumatic event.
Depression is a clinical disorder that needs to be treated as a physical illness.
The treatment often needs a prescription, as well as to work with a psychologist to overcome your depression. This will allow you to start recovering your energy, and eventually feel happier.