Nigel Havers health: The Coronation Street star’s hidden disorder – the symptoms – Express

Last Updated on November 15, 2020 by

“I couldn’t speak any more, I found difficulty speaking to anybody. Not chatting, just speaking about anything.”

Havers was asked by Morgan if he felt suicidal during the depression he suffered.

He nodded adding: “”(It was either) upsetting Caro, upsetting Polly or not upsetting any of them.

“Of course, that would upset them both probably … so that (suicide) was in the equation. Very dark moment that isn’t it?

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“I’ve never really thought about it, I’ve never really talked about it. I’ve never really talked about this with anybody.”

What is depression?

Depression is more than simple feeling unhappy or fed up for a few days, according to the NHS.

It explains: “Most people go through periods of feeling down, but when you’re depressed you feel persistently sad for weeks or months, rather than just a few days.

“Some people think depression is trivial and not a genuine health condition. They’re wrong – it is a real illness with real symptoms. Depression is not a sign of weakness or something you can “snap out of” by “pulling yourself together”.

The physically symptoms include:

  • Moving or speaking more slowly than usual
  • Changes in appetite or weight
  • Constipation
  • Unexplained aches and pains
  • Low sex drive

Social symptoms include:

  • Avoiding contact with friends and taking part in fewer social activities
  • Neglecting your hobbies and interests
  • Having difficulties in your home, work or family life

If you experience symptoms of depression for most of the day, every day, for more than two weeks, see a GP.

If you’re feeling suicidal, it’s important to tell someone how you’re feeling.

You can call the Samaritans 24/7 helpline on 166 123.

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