Depression is the most commonly known mood disorder. It can present at any time through life (childhood/adolescence, after giving birth, post-menopause etc). It is sometimes associated with stressful events.

Although we usually think of depression as a person feeling sad or unable to enjoy anything, they can also have other symptoms, such as, problems with sleep, appetite, energy levels and concentration. Treatments for depression also depend on the severity of symptoms. The best evidence for treatment is usually psychological treatments (talking therapies) and/or medication (anti-depressants). Your doctor will usually tailor your treatment to your specific symptoms and problems and, as such, you may require a combination of treatments to work best. If you require psychological treatment for mood disorders, please follow this link