Every human being from time to time will feel low; it is important to be able to distinguish between depression and a feeling low. Hence, It is very important to understand what depression is and when to seek skilled professional guidance.
What is depression?
Depression is a state of low mood and aversion to activity that can affect a person’s thoughts, behaviour, feelings and sense of well-being.
If you or someone you love is exhibiting some of these signs given below, please consult with a qualified psychologist at the earliest. Untreated symptoms of depression can have very serious consequences.
Thus, Below are seven signs of depression to watch out for:
Feeling hopeless and helpless
Lost interest in friends and activities that you previously enjoyed
Also, You feel tired all the time
Sleep and appetite patterns have changed
Inability to concentrate
Unable to control negative thoughts as much as you try
Consuming more than normal alcohol or engaging in other reckless activities
Please note depression is controllable and reversible, but you need professional guidance. Just like you wouldn’t perform surgery on yourself, or ask an unqualified person to do it for you, similarly don’t try to treat yourself for depression, you need to meet an experienced psychologist.
“You can talk with a close friend or relative about what’s troubling you; but it’s not the same as professionally-trained experienced psychologist who knows exactly what kind of help you need” – Dr. Prerna Kohli.
About Dr. Prerna Kohli
She is a 100 women Achievers Award Winner (2016) from the Honorable President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee.
Dr. Prerna Kohli is a Clinical Psychologist, a Public Speaker, a Workshop Facilitator and a Holistic Practitioner. She offers Heart-based workshops and lectures that focus on Life Balance, Self-awareness and Inner Peace. Dedicated to sharing her knowledge and compassion with others, Prerna blends intuitive wisdom with solid understanding, creating a powerful holistic approach, specializing in the areas of Emotional change.
Dr. Prerna Kohli is a leading Psychologist in India and provides families, individuals, parents and children counselling on being happy.