Symptoms of Depression

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The symptoms of depression can vary quite a bit. Here are some common ones:

  • An overwhelming feeling of sadness or despair
  • A feeling of hopelessness and that "it′s never going to get better"
  • A loss of interest in activities that typically make you happy
  • Physical aches and pains, such as back pain, that seem to have no cause
  • Appetite changes
  • Excessive weight loss or gain over a short period of time
  • Fatigue
  • Lack of motivation
  • Sleep disturbances (either insomnia or the desire to sleep excessively)
  • Strong feelings of guilt, worthlessness, or low self-esteem
  • Strong feelings of anxiety
  • Trouble with concentration
  • Thoughts of death or suicide (seek help immediately!)