Emily Atack, 29, was initially known for playing Charlotte Hinchcliffe in the E4 comedy series The Inbetweeners, and then her career took off in another direction. Last year she appeared on ITV One's I'm Celebrity … Get me out of here! and became an instant hit with the audience, finishing second behind Harry Redknapp. The former Jungle participant brought warmth and positivity to the camp, but she also experienced some dark moments in her life.
How to Tell if You Have Depression
Depression affects people in different ways and can cause a wide range of symptoms, but there are some consistent warning signs that can signal depression.
“They range from lasting feelings of unhappiness and hopelessness, to losing interest in the things you liked and feeling a lot of tears. Many people with depression also have symptoms of anxiety, ”said the NHS.
Depression can also manifest physically as well, causing constant tiredness, disturbed sleep patterns, loss of appetite or sexual desire and various aches and pains, explains the health site.
The severity of symptoms may also vary and, at a minimum, you may simply feel persistently low in spirit, while severe depression may make you feel suicidal because life is no longer worth living.
Former I & # 39; m participant Celebrity has revealed that she is finally "out of medicine" after taking antidepressants for three years, but also attributes her recovery to her jungle experience.
Most people with moderate or severe depression benefit from antidepressants, but not everyone.
"You can respond to one antidepressant, but not another, and you may need to try two or more treatments before finding one that works for you," the NHS explained.
Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is often used in conjunction with antidepressants to treat mild to severe forms of depression. CBT aims to help you understand your thoughts and behaviors, and how they affect you.
As the NHS explained: “CBT recognizes that the events of your past may have shaped you, but focuses mainly on how you can change the way you think, feel and behave in the present.
"It teaches you how to overcome negative thoughts – for example, being able to challenge hopeless feelings."