Signs and symptoms of Depression

Here are some of the signs or symptoms that you may experience if you have depression:

Physical or Bodily Signs

  • Tiredness
  • Restless
  • Sleep problems
  • Feeling worse at a particular time of day – usually mornings
  • Changes in weight, appetite and eating

Emotions or feelings

  • Feeling sad, guilty, upset, numb or despairing
  • Losing interest or enjoyment in things
  • Crying a lot or unable to cry when a truly sad event occurs
  • Feeling alone even if you are in company
  • Feeling angry and irritable about the slightest things

Thoughts

  • Losing confidence in yourself
  • Expecting the worst and having negative or gloomy thoughts
  • Thinking that everything seems hopeless
  • Thinking you hate yourself
  • Poor memory or concentration

Behaviour

  • Having difficulty in making decisions
  • Can’t be bothered to do everyday tasks
  • Putting things off
  • Not doing things you used to enjoy

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