Signs & Symptoms
Most of us feel sad, lonely, or depressed at times. It’s a normal reaction to loss, life’s struggles, or low self-esteem. However, when these feelings grow to be overwhelming, cause physical symptoms & last for extended periods of time, they can keep you from leading a normal, active life.
Symptoms such as:
- Trouble concentrating, remembering details, & making choices.
- Feelings of guilt, worthlessness, & helplessness.
- Negativity & hopelessness.
- Insomnia, early-morning wakefulness, or sleeping too much.
- Loss of interest in things once enjoyable, including sex.
- Overeating, or appetite loss.
- Aches, pains, headaches, or cramps that won’t go away.
- Digestive problems that don’t get better, even with treatment.
- Constant sad, anxious, or “empty” feelings.
- Suicidal thoughts or suicide attempts.
- Low mood, tearfulness or a lack of motivation or interest in anything.
If you or a loved one have symptoms of depression, seek help from a qualified health care professional.