We all feel disappointed, fed up or circumstantially depressed at times as a normal response to uncomfortable experiences. Once the event or situation has resolved or passed we should regain a sense that life is good again. But what happens if we don’t?
More serious depression can result and present severe challenges. In such cases a person can withdraw or lash out, feel emotionally flat or numb, lose appetite, lack motivation, or suffer insomnia, among other symptoms. It can have a profoundly negative impact on day-to-day life and functioning. In these circumstances professional medical help must be sought and the reasons for depression looked into and addressed.
To help assess how fed up or depressed you are feeling at present, use the checklist below. Tick all the statements that apply to you at this time, from all three sections. Be as accurate as possible.
This checklist is not exhaustive or designed as a diagnostic tool. It is to help point you in the right direction so that you can put in place practices suitable for your individual needs.
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Disclaimer: The information presented in the survey questions and results does not include diagnosis of Medical ailments or drug/ herb interactions. Please consult with your NHAA medical herbalist, G.P. or pharmacist for a diagnosis of symptoms and advice on what is safe and effective for your unique needs.