Symptoms of Depression

As you consider the symptoms of depression, it is important to know that there is a difference between feeling down or depressed and actually being diagnosed with clinical depression. Clinical depression is occurring when you are unable to escape from unhappiness, despair or a complete sense of doom.  The important thing is to learn about the symptoms of depression and take action are beating it.

Symptoms of Depression:

Although feeling down is related to depression, there is a difference. Here is a list of symptoms of depression:

  • Feelings of helplessness or hopelessness
  • Loss of interest in daily activities
  • Significant appetite or weight changes
  • Changes in sleep
  • Psychomotor agitation or retardation
  • Loss of energy
  • Self-loathing
  • Problems with concentration

Understanding the symptoms of depression:

It is normal to have moments in life where you feel down.  A question or concern about depression develops when that feeling of despair, sadness, or emptiness won’t go away.  Clinical depression usually make it hard to handle daily tasks and by all means their is no motivation.  More than likely you will discover that you have lost interest in hobbies, work and other activities that you normally enjoy.  Depression will make you tired and it will frequently even be hard to get out of bed.

Symptoms of depression and suicide:

Depression usually involves a strong sense of despair and hopelessness which are both characteristics of suicidal ideations (thoughts of suicide).  When you are experiencing despair, sadness, helplessness and hopelessness you are at a greater risk for suicide.  You don’t want to kill yourself, but you just want the pain to go away.  Please know that there is help available; it won’t get better on its own.  Contact a local counselor or healthcare professional and get the care that you need.

Symptoms of depression a second look:

The symptoms of depression may look different for different people.  You may only be experiencing a few of the symptoms but it could be all of the symptoms.  If you are experiencing any of the symptoms, please seek help.  Here is a list of the symptoms of depression include:

  • Loss of interest in normal daily activities
  • Feeling sad or down
  • Feeling hopeless
  • Crying spells for no apparent reason
  • Problems sleeping
  • Trouble focusing or concentrating
  • Difficulty making decisions
  • Unintentional weight gain or loss
  • Irritability
  • Restlessness
  • Being easily annoyed
  • Feeling fatigued or weak
  • Feeling worthless
  • Loss of interest in sex
  • Thoughts of suicide or suicidal behavior
  • Unexplained physical problems, such as back pain or headaches

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