Consultant Psychiatrist
Woman Psychiatrist | Child Psychiatrist | Adolescent Psychiatrist



Depression is very common - one in five people become depressed at some point in their lives. Anyone can get low at times, but someone is said to be suffering from depression when these feelings don’t go away quickly or become so bad they interfere with their everyday life.

Symptoms include:

  • Persistent sadness or low mood
  • Losing interest in life
  • Finding it harder to make decisions
  • Not coping with things that used to be manageable
  • Feeling exhausted
  • Feeling restless and agitated;
  • Loss of appetite and weight
  • Difficulties getting to sleep
  • Loss of sex drive
  • Thoughts of self-harm or suicide.

What help is available?

There are two types of treatment available: talking treatments and medication. Both can be accessed through your doctor.