Recognizing Major Depression


The characteristic symptoms of major depression include;
  • Feeling depressed, sad, empty, discouraged, and tearful.
  • Loss of interest or pleasure in once-enjoyable activities.
  • Eating more or less than usual and either gaining or losing weight.
  • Having trouble sleeping or sleeping much more than usual.
  • Feeling slowed down or restless and unable to sit still.
  • Lack of energy.
  • Feeling helpless, hopeless, worthless, and inadequate.
  • Difficulty concentration, forgetfulness.
  • Difficulty thinking clearly or making decisions.
  • Persistent thoughts of death or suicide
  • Withdrawal from others, lack of interest in sex.
  • Physically symptoms (headaches, digestive problems, aches and pains).


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