We all have times in our lives when we feel sad or down over things we experience. These feelings are normal and part of life. However, low feelings can turn into depression when,these feelings are severe, last for two weeks or more and interfere with daily functioning.
Some symptoms of depression can include, lowered self-esteem, changes in sleep patterns,change in appetite or weight, varying emotions through the day, change in sex drive, poor concentration or memory and low energy.
If you have some of these feelings for most of every day for two weeks or longer and these feelings interfere with your daily living you might benefit from psychological treatment. There are a variety of effective treatments for depression. Your psychologist will assess you and your needs and choose an appropriate treatment.