What is Work Depression?

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If you find it hard to motivate yourself and get started on the pile of work in front of you in the morning, you are not alone.

Many people experience low motivation around their job, though if you start to dread work in the evenings, it could be sign of work related depression.

Work related depression is often experienced as feelings of powerlessness, being trapped and exhaustion related to your job. If this is the case, it might be time to take action.

What are the Symptoms of Work-Related Depression?

Most people are in part- or full-time employment, averaging around 40 hours a week at work. As work is a big part of our time and for many people, an area of intense responsibility, difficulties at work can worsen or trigger symptoms of depression.

If you find it hard to concentrate, burst into tears, feel anxious about going to work, or frequently find it hard to engage with workit is worth looking at whether your job might be affecting your mental health.

Other symptoms of depression you might also notice include:

• Trouble remembering or retaining information
• Making excessive errors in daily work tasks
• Strong feelings of anxiety in day to day situations
• Bursting into tears or feeling tearful
• Poor frustration tolerance and increased irritability
• Finding it hard to make decisions, big and small
• A lack of interest in work tasks you previously enjoyed
• Physical symptoms such as headaches, feeling sick, or stomach problems
• Feelings of hopeless, feeling trapped, or feeling helpless

Depression Counselling in Newcastle

If you are experiencing difficulties at work, or think you might be suffering from depression, our counselling services in Newcastle Upon Tyne can offer proven therapies (including counselling, CBT, Acceptance & Commitment Therapy, mindfulness and other approaches) for treating low mood and depression.

Our trained and experienced counselling team can help you to realise whether your feelings of depression are work-related and can work with you to help develop effective coping strategies that you can use in the short and long term.

The effects of depression can cause you to lose motivation and cause problems in both your work and home life and so it is important to get in touch and seek relevant help as soon as you think you might be having difficulties so you can avoid burnout, overwhelm or problems in other areas of life.

Contact Us Today

If you would like to talk in more detail about our counselling services in Newcastle Upon Tyne, please fill in the box below or call us on 07966645198 to speak to a member of the team about your difficulties today.

Dr Stuart Sadler (Chartered Psychologist)

Best wishes,

Dr Stuart Sadler

Lead Clinical Psychologist

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