Living With Vasculitis

Low Mood and Depression

managing painMany patients with long term illness suffer from some degree of low mood or depression. This is a normal phenomenon and is often transient.

When a problem persists this should be discussed with your GP or consultant. A short course of anti-depressants may be prescribed. Occasionally counselling may be indicated.

Improve your mood: A guide to managing low mood and depression

Manchester Mental Health and Social Care Trust, has produced a guide which covers a number of different techniques to help you manage low mood and depression.

The techniques are provided under the headings of "See it", "Treat it" and "Beat it". It is recommended that you try one of these ideas as a way to start. You can then move on to try some of the others at your own pace.

You can view the guide at:

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