Many students experience symptoms of low mood and depression whilst at University. For some it could be for a short period of time, for others it could be a re-occurring pattern and for others it could be a long-term diagnosis.
Depression and low mood can be triggered by a variety of things such as certain situations, feelings/emotions or events. It can also be unclear what has caused it, and we can start to believe sometimes that there is no valid reason to feel the way we do.
It is completely normal to experience periods of low mood, especially as a busy student. However, if the feeling persists or begins to interfere with your ability to do the things you want to do, it is advised to visit your GP to discuss how you are feeling further and consider speaking to an advisor at the Student Wellbeing Centre.