The term clinical depression is used to describe depression that is not caused by a loss, such as the death of a loved one or a medical condition.
It is also known as major depression.
Clinical depression is a period of sadness, irritability, or low motivation that occurs with other symptoms, lasts at least two weeks in a row, and is severe enough to negatively affect one’s life.
People experience depression in different ways. Some people only have a few symptoms, while others have many. Some symptoms might get better over time while others may get worse.
Symptoms can affect your emotional and physical health as well as your appetite.
It is wrong to dismiss depression as being trivial and not a genuine health condition, it is a real illness with real symptoms.
Depression is not a sign of weakness or something you can “snap out of” by “pulling yourself together”.
Are you feeling depressed or know someone who is going through it?
At CBT Kenya, we welcome you to the best counsellors and psychologist in Kenya. We focus on helping clients gain insight into themselves by going through a healing process. Exploration of past and present issues during therapy helps the recovery process.