Most people feel low sometimes, but if it’s affecting your life, there are things you can try that may help.
Symptoms of a low mood may include feeling:
- Anxious or panicky
- More tired than usual or being unable to sleep
- Angry or frustrated
- Low on confidence or self-esteem
Low mood often gets better after a few days or weeks and it is usually possible to improve a low mood by making small changes in your life. For example, resolving something that’s bothering you or getting more sleep.
If you have a low mood that lasts weeks or more, it could be a sign of depression.
Other symptoms may include:
- Not getting any enjoyment out of life
- Feeling hopeless
- Not being able to concentrate on everyday things
- Having suicidal thoughts or thoughts about harming yourself
You can find more information on the NHS Website
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