Signs of depression

Depression can manifest differently in individuals, but here are some common signs and symptoms associated with depression

Persistent sadness or a low mood

Feeling down, hopeless, or experiencing a general lack of interest or pleasure in activities that were once enjoyable.

Loss of energy or fatigue

Feeling tired and lacking energy, even after restful sleep or experiencing difficulties with simple tasks that require physical or mental effort.

Changes in appetite or weight

Significant changes in appetite, such as overeating or loss of appetite, resulting in weight gain or weight loss.

Sleep disturbances

Experiencing changes in sleep patterns, such as insomnia (difficulty falling asleep, staying asleep, or early morning awakening) or hypersomnia (excessive sleepiness).

Feelings of worthlessness or guilt

Experiencing excessive or irrational feelings of guilt, self-blame, or worthlessness, often accompanied by negative self-talk.

ifficulty concentrating or making decisions

Having trouble focusing, making decisions, or experiencing a decline in cognitive abilities, such as memory or problem-solving skills.

Loss of interest or pleasure

Losing interest in activities, hobbies, or relationships that were previously enjoyable, leading to a sense of emptiness or detachment.

Social withdrawal

Withdrawing from social interactions, avoiding friends, family, or social events, and preferring isolation.


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