For some reason depression has often been considered a taboo subject, which is odd considering that 1 in 4 people in the UK will suffer from some sort of clinical depression during their lifetime. Often people suffer from depression for years without diagnosis or treatment and unless you can truly say you feel relatively happy and motivated then there’s a good chances that you may have some degree of depression yourself. Take a look at the depression symptoms list below to see if your mood could do with improvement.
- Feelings of sadness or feeling downhearted
- Feel low in the morning
- Finding it difficult to face the day
- Crying spells
- Insomnia, difficulty getting to sleep and staying asleep through the night
- Poor appetite
- Weight loss
- Feelings of low self esteem
- Feeling afraid
- Irritable and angry
- Difficulty making decisions
- Lack of motivation
- Not enjoying activities that you used to
While it is important to tackle any underlying problems or issues in your life that may contribute to your depression, there is also a lot that can be achieved to help improve your mood, through nutrition and supplementation. You don’t necessarily need drastic dietary changes, just some minor adjustments and additional nutrients can have a very powerful affect on the way you feel. Research shows that good nutrition can have a positive and long lasting affect on seratonin levels, and therefore on depression, so it’s worth making the changes and the best way to start is by talking to an expert professional nutritionist.
Disclaimer: The information and advice provided by The Nutritional Therapy Clinic is not intended as a substitute for medical advice. Any person suffering from conditions requiring medical attention, or who have symptoms that concern them, should consult a doctor. Testimonials on this site are examples of what we have done for other clients and of what some of our clients have said about us. However, we cannot guarantee the results in any case. Your results may vary and every situation is different. Please see our disclaimer section for further information.
Click here to contact us or call on 0203 907 6848 for a no obligation chat with an expert nutritionist about how good nutrition can help with depression / low seratonin. We have client appointments available at our London clinic in Harley Street or at our clinic in Colchester, Essex.