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Everyone at some point in their lives suffer with a low mood. A general low mood may include sadness, worry, anxiety or feeling panicky, frustration, anger, low self esteem, tiredness. These emotions can be caused by sleep problems, stress at work or throughout your life, chronic illness, pain, bereavement and relationship problems. Sometimes its is possible to feel down without there being an obvious reason.

However, a low mood will tend to lift after a few days or weeks. This occurs when small changes in our life are made, a situation changes or is resolved, you are able to talk about your problems with a family member, friend or health professional. Getting a good nights sleep will normally improve a person’s low mood.

A low mood that lasts longer than a few days or weeks can be a sign of depression. Symptoms of depression can be low mood lasting two weeks or moreth-22 th-23

  • not getting any enjoyment out of life
  • feeling hopeless
  • feeling tired or lacking energy
  • not being able to concentrate on everyday things like reading the paper or watching television
  • comfort eating or losing your appetite
  • sleeping more than usual or being unable to sleep
  • having suicidal thoughts or thoughts about harming yourself.

Depression can also come on at specific points in your life. S.A.D Seasonal Affective Disorder which occurs during the winter months. Postnatal Depression can occur after the birth of a child.

Signs of Clinical Depression.

Clinical Depression can present with the following symptoms and you may not have all of them

Psychological symptoms include:

  • continuous low mood or sadness
  • feeling hopeless and helpless
  • having low self-esteem
  • feeling tearful
  • feeling guilt-ridden
  • feeling irritable and intolerant of others
  • having no motivation or interest in things
  • finding it difficult to make decisions
  • not getting any enjoyment out of life
  • feeling anxious or worried
  • having suicidal thoughts or thoughts of harming yourself

 

Physical symptoms include:

  • moving or speaking more slowly than usual
  • change in appetite or weight (usually decreased, but sometimes increased)
  • constipation
  • unexplained aches and pains
  • lack of energy or lack of interest in sex
  • changes to your menstrual cycle
  • disturbed sleep (for example, finding it hard to fall asleep at night or waking up very early in the morning)

Social symptoms include:

  • not doing well at work
  • taking part in fewer social activities and avoiding contact with friends
  • neglecting your hobbies and interests
  • having difficulties in your home and family life

Self-Help techniques

Ensure that you get a regular good nights sleep.

Keep to a healthy diet

Reduce your intake of alcohol

Exercise regularly

Mindful Meditation

th-25All of these techniques help you too lift your mood and help you to start to gain control over your life again.

Antidepressants

Antidepressants are commonly used to treat depression. There are several types available.

 

 

 

 

Homeopathic Treatment

th-26Alternatively you can seek homeopathic treatment to help lift your low mood or depression. I will talk in detail, about your medical history, the symptoms you are experiencing and have experienced and what makes you tick.  This is all carried out in a relaxed and confidential manner telling me only what you feel ready to tell me at the time.  This information is gathered to enable me to see how you live your life, how your past and present may be affecting you and your wellbeing.  So we are able to spend this time focusing totally on you and what is bothering you at this current time.  By working together we can find ways in which to improve your health and total well being.

I will consider all the information you provided me with and then prescribe you a remedy/ies either taken in liquid form or in small pills. You may also be provided with flower essences to support your remedies further.

If you would like to discuss your health and well being further, please do not hesitate to contact me o07968 292785 or info@holistichealthwithmichelle.