What Are The Signs Of Depression?

December 6, 2018

The features of depression include:


Psychological Symptoms:


-Feeling miserable. This misery is present for much of the day but may vary in its intensity. The misery lasts for weeks.


-Loss of interest or pleasure in usual activities.


-Slowed or inefficient thinking with poor concentration, leading to difficulties sorting out problems or making plans or decisions.


-Recurring unpleasant thoughts, particularly about being guilty, being a bad and unworthy person,


-Thoughts that you would be better off dead or of harming yourself in some way.


Physical Symptoms:


-Loss of appetite with excessive loss of weight.


-Loss of interest in sex.


-Loss of energy, even when not physically active.


-Loss of sleep despite feeling exhausted. Sleep is typically restless and unsatisfying with early morning wakening (one to two hours earlier than usual). Some people, however, may actually sleep a lot more than usual.


-Slowed activity and speech.


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