Symptoms of Depression

What are the symptoms of depression?

Depression can affect people in many different ways. Some people experience primarily psychological and emotional symptoms, whilst others may experience a range of physical effects. The following is a list of possible symptoms of depression:

  • Feeling in a low mood for long periods of time
  • Feeling numb and empty
  • Feeling hopeless and helpless
  • Feeling tired and lacking energy
  • Getting no pleasure from previously enjoyable activities
  • Losing self-confidence and self-esteem
  • Losing interest in sex
  • Withdrawing from other people
  • Experiencing changes in sleeping patterns (too much/not enough)
  • Experiencing changes in appetite (greater or less than normal)
  • Finding it hard to concentrate
  • Preoccupied by negative thoughts
  • Having thoughts about harming yourself
  • Having thoughts about suicide

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