Some people say that Post-Potter Depression feels like a black veil of despair coming down over their lives. Many people feel like they have no energy and can't concentrate. Others feel irritable all the time for no apparent reason. The symptoms vary from person to person, but if you feel "down" for more than two months, and these feelings are interfering with your daily life, you may be suffering from Post-Potter Depression.
Most people who have gone through one episode of Post-Potter Depression will, sooner or later, have another one. You may begin to feel some of the symptoms of depression several weeks before you develop a full-blown episode of depression. Learning to recognize these early triggers or symptoms will help to keep the depression from worsening.
Most people with Post-Potter Depression never seek help, even though the majority will respond to treatment. Treating depression is especially important because it affects you, your family, and your work. Some people with depression try to harm themselves in the mistaken belief that how they are feeling will never change. Post-Potter Depression is a treatable illness.
We're here to help. Working with the loving, caring members of this group, you can learn to manage depression. And maybe, when the time is right, you will rise from the ashes like a beautiful Phoenix and realize that you do have more to live for - that there is more to life than Harry Potter. Change won't come overnight—but with the right treatment, you can keep Post-Potter Depression from overshadowing your life.