Hi I'm new to this site, just came across it while searching for self help depression.
I'm a 56 year old woman, who's been retired for two years. Yesterday I went to my GP as I'm getting upset and tearful over silly thing, bad mood changes, can't sleep in a dark bedroom have to have some sort of light even if it's just the landing light which I can see under the door, bad sleep pattern waking early and I have to get out of bed straight away! My GO gave me antidepressants to take but having read the side effect I'm not sure I want to take, I have been depressed years ago.
Just wanted to have a go at self help first, has anyone tried this and got good results?
Hubby is great most of the time but unless you have it you don't understand.
Thanks for listening.