Thursday, 11 June 2020

Low Mood

Low mood, that persists for over two weeks, is one of the classic symptoms of depression. However, low mood is very different from sadness. Sadness is a natural emotion which arises due to loss or rejection or disappointment. Sadness is often in perspective and is related to or reacting to an actual happening. Low mood, on the other hand, can arise unexpectedly and can be out of proportion to any events in your life.

Obviously low mood can vary in intensity from a mild inconvenience to a major change in the weather. If you are suffering from a low mood it can be useful to keep a mood diary to monitor how it changes and why. In this way you may be able to identify potential causes and cures.

Check my post of 13th May to see whether you have any of the other classic symptoms of depression.

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