Depression is a mood state characterized by a general loss of energy and interest in life. We can all feel depresseed at different times in our lives and for different reasons, such as relationship problems or work or school pressures. A depressive disorder is somewhat different and characterized by its severity and duration of symptoms. Common symptoms include thoughts of self-harming, loss of confidence, disturbed sleep and appetite and decreased libido.

Depression often occurs after a traumatic event, such as a physical or sexual assault. If you suspect that you are suffering from depression and have been a victim of crime contact Victims of Crime Counselling Services for assistance.

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