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What is Ulcerative Colitis?
Ulcerative colitis (UC) is a form of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) (not to be confused with Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)) the other being Crohn's Disease. Ulcerative Colitis is a disease of the colon (large intestine), that includes characteristic ulcers, or open sores. Symptoms of the disease include abdominal pain, cramps, bloody diarrhoea with mucus, tiredness, fatigue, weight loss, anaemia, fever, dehydration, tenesmus, nausea and a general feeling of being unwell.

For more information visit the Crohn's and Colitis UK page.

What is Depression?
Depression is a mental disorder characterised by a pervasive and persistent low mood that is accompanied by low self-esteem and by a loss of interest or pleasure in normally enjoyable activities. Major depression significantly affects a person's family and personal relationships, work or school life, sleeping and eating habits, and general health. A depressed person may report multiple physical symptoms such as fatigue, headaches, or digestive problems.

For more information on depression and other mental health issues visit Mind.

If you need help urgently, please phone the Samaritans on 08457 90 90 90 (UK) or 1850 60 90 90 (ROI). For any other country, please visit befrienders.org for your local phone number.

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