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Depression - Symptoms & Causes

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Depression Symptoms

The signs of depression vary from person to person. Common symptoms include the following:

Persistent Sadness or Emptiness


This unrelenting feeling is often the hallmark symptom. In children, this may show up as heightened irritability.


Loss of Interest


Once-loved activities lose their spark, leading to withdrawal from hobbies, social life, or daily routines.


Frustration


Minor triggers can lead to disproportionate anger or frustration in individuals with depression.


Appetite and Weight Changes


Significant shifts in eating habits, leading to weight gain or loss, are common indicators.


Sleep Disturbances


 Insomnia or excessive sleep are both red flags for depression.

Fatigue and Low Energy


Continuous tiredness despite adequate rest is another common symptom.


Concentration Difficulties


Focusing, making decisions, or remembering things can become challenging for those with depression.


Physical Symptoms


Unexplained aches, pains, or sexual dysfunction can be linked to depression.


Thoughts of Self-Harm or Suicide


These serious warning signs require immediate professional attention.


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Causes of Depression

Depression arises from a complex interplay of factors rather than a single cause. Understanding these contributing elements can provide insight into the condition.

Below are some key factors that may lead to depression:


Neurotransmitter Imbalance


An imbalance in brain chemicals — particularly serotonin and dopamine, which regulate mood — can contribute to the onset of depression.


Genetic Predisposition


Having a close relative with depression may increase your risk, though it's not a definitive predictor. Depression can occur without a family history.


Life Stressors


Major life events can act as catalysts for depression, such as loss, divorce, or severe stress.


Persistent Medical Issues


Long-term health conditions, like chronic pain or ongoing medical challenges, are often linked to the development of depression.


Medication and Substance Influence


Some prescribed medications might have depression as a side effect. Additionally, the use of substances like alcohol can trigger or exacerbate depression.


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If you are experiencing signs of depression or know someone who might be, reaching out for professional help is a key step towards recovery. Our clinic in London offers dedicated treatment and support for depression, tailored to individual needs.

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