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

Symptoms of a low mood may include feeling:

  • Sad
  • 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.

Symptoms of depression

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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