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Depression & low mood

depression and low mood

Life throws challenges our way, and sometimes, it casts clouds our way too. Feeling down, unmotivated, or simply "blue" is a normal part of being human. But when those clouds seem to linger, casting a long shadow over your joy and energy, it might be time to explore what's happening deeper within.

Differentiating between low mood and depression isn't always easy. While sadness is a natural emotional response to life's ups and downs, depression lingers, impacting not just your mood, but your sleep, appetite, energy levels, and even your ability to find pleasure in everyday activities.

Signs and symptoms of depression can include:

  • Persistent feelings of sadness, emptiness, or hopelessness

  • Loss of interest or enjoyment in activities once pleasurable

  • Significant changes in weight or appetite

  • Difficulty sleeping or sleeping too much

  • Restlessness or feeling slowed down

  • Fatigue or lack of energy

  • Difficulty concentrating or making decisions

  • Feelings of worthlessness or guilt

  • Recurrent thoughts of death or suicide

It's important to remember that you're not alone. In fact, depression affects millions of people worldwide, regardless of age, background, or circumstance. However, while common, it's not something to simply endure.

Depression can significantly impact your quality of life, affecting your relationships, work, and overall well-being. Recognizing the signs and seeking help is crucial for finding the light again.

At Dr. Forsyth Psychology, I offer online therapy tailored to address low mood and depression. I utilize evidence-based approaches like Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) and Schema Therapy to help you:

  • Understand the root causes of your low mood and depression

  • Challenge negative thought patterns

  • Build resilience and emotional regulation skills

  • Develop healthy coping mechanisms

  • Learn to live a more fulfilling life aligned with your values

Remember, seeking help is a sign of strength and self-awareness. I offer a safe, confidential space where you can explore your challenges and find the light again.

If you resonate with any of the above, consider taking the next step towards positive change. Get in touch for a free consultation. Together, we can help you find the light and experience a brighter future.

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