Low mood

Low mood

A change in your mood can be a sign of many possible underlying problems. We are here to help.

Causes of low mood may be due to an organic problem (disorder in metabolism, bodies regulation of energy, insufficient vitamins or elements, thyroid problems, sugar regulation / diabetes) or psychological cause (stress, anxiety, insomnia).

Is there something fundamentally underlying that we can diagnose with a blood test? Is your workload getting too much? Have you changed your diet? Are you finding it hard to cope with a balance in your personal and professional life.

Causes of low mood:

There are many reasons why a person may find themselves experiencing low mood or depression. It may be clearly related to a life event such as bereavement, relationship breakdown or job loss, but it may also be a more complex combination of mental and/or physical health issues.

Long-term or serious physical health problems such as diabetes, heart disease or even covid-19 can all contribute to low mood along with any chronic condition that causes pain.

Mental health conditions such as anxiety, schizophrenia or premenstrual dysphoric disorder are all known to cause low mood.

Women who have recently given birth can suffer from a specific type of depression known as postnatal depression brought about by a change in hormones.

People with a genetic history of depression in their family are far more prone to be affected by low mood.

Seasonal affective disorder or SAD for short, can be another cause of low mood. It is a condition that affects a person’s mood at different times of the year, most commonly winter.

Different treatment options:

  • Self-help programmes
  • Talk therapies
  • Medicines

If you feel you are affected by low mood or depression then please get in touch as you may benefit from a review with our supportive and qualified team.