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Signs and Symptoms of Depression

Signs and Symptoms of Depression

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Being unhappy isn’t the same as being depressed. Depression is a term often used loosely to describe how we feel after a bad week at work or when we get dumped. But major depressive disorder — a type of depression — is much more complicated.

Feeling you may experience:

  • low-spirited for much of the time, every day
  • restless and agitated
  • tearful easily
  • numb, empty and full of despair

Behavior you may experience: 

  • cut myself off from others and can’t ask for help
  • self-harming
  • difficult to speak

Physical symptoms you may experience:

  • physical aches and pains with no obvious physical cause
  • moving very slowly
  • using more tobacco, alcohol or other drugs than usual
  • difficulty sleeping

Thoughts you may experience:

  • no self-confidence or self-esteem
  • negative thoughts
  • future seems bleak

Depression can happen to anyone. Many successful and famous people who seem to have everything going for them battle with this problem. Depression also affects people of every age. Please seek medical advice if you notice these symptoms in yourself or someone around you. Please continue to the related article below for more information…

Signs and Symptoms of Depression