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What are the sign of depression?

What are the sign of depression?

Many: Signs of depression include sad mood with loss of interest in activities you usually enjoy, for 2 weeks or more. Also changes in energy, appetite (either eating more or much less than usual), and sleep (either sleeping much more than usual or having disturbed sleep -- especially early morning awakening). Libido is often lost during depression. Please see a mental health professional for these. ...Read more

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Dr. Pamela Pappas
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Depression (Definition)

Depression is a mood disorder that can affect behavior and emotions. Symptoms of depression include feeling down most of the time, losing interest in previously enjoyable activities, increase or decrease in appetite or weight, sleeping more or less, becoming easily agitated or lethargic, feeling worthless, feeling guilty, having difficulty concentrating, thinking more about death and dying. Depression can sometimes result in suicidal thoughts and plans. In this case, emergent ...Read more


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What are the signs of chronic depression?

What are the signs of chronic depression?

Long-Term Symptoms: You might be referring to dysthymic disorder, which is a type of chronic depression. Symptoms include a 2 year history of chronically depressed or negative mood, along wiht frequent hopelessness, pessimism, and irritability. There may be disturbances of sleep or appetite. ...Read more

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What are the first signs of depression?

What are the first signs of depression?

Sxs of depression: It varies. With women, libido (sex drive) is one of the first things to go. (caution - this is not an official diagnostic symptom, and there are also other causes for it). With both sexes, it could start with "trouble sleeping, " then "trouble concentrating" or loss of interest in hobbies. Usually it does not announce itself with acute suicidal thinking: this is a later development. ...Read more

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What are the first signs of depression?

What are the first signs of depression?

Varies: It varies, but usually a decrease in the interest, energy & motivation, unexplained fatigue & exhauastion, increase in the level of irritability, decreased or irregular sleep, decrease social engagement & increased isolation, loss of pleasure & feelings of less fulfillment from activities that used to be fulfilling to the person, any of the above can be an early sign of depression. ...Read more

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What are the symtoms of depression?

What are the symtoms of depression?

SIG E CAPS: The main question is whether a person has felt down, blue, or depressed more often than not over the past 2 weeks. Other symptoms may affect the following: sleep (decreased or increased) interest (decreased) guilt energy (decreased) concentration (decreased) appetite (decreased or increased) psychomotor slowing (slow movements, slow thoughts) suicidal ideation (thoughts of suicide). ...Read more

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What are some of the signs of depression?

What are some of the signs of depression?

Depression: Depression can range from mild to severe and can be caused by many factors. The basic signs of depression are changes in sleeping and eating patterns, difficulty concentrating, feeling hopeless and helpless, mood changes, loss of energy and lack of enjoyment. In severe cases, there is a risk of self-harm. Depression can generally be helped with talk therapy and, if necessary, medication. Depressed people should seek counseling as soon as possible. ...Read more

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What are the signs of bipolar?

What are the signs of bipolar?

Large mood swings,: Racing thoughts, increased irritability, grandiosity, increased multi-tasking, decreased need for sleep, increased sexual acting out, irresponsible spending, and increased impulsivity. Mood stabilizing medications such as lithium work well. ...Read more

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What are the obvious signs of depression?

What are the obvious signs of depression?

Decreased engagement: Of course, people often try to hide their feelings, but a depressed mood, decreased participation in activities, and low energy, agitation or slowed behavior, are more obvious. Less obvious might include rapid weight loss or weight gain, changes in sleep patterns, feelings of worthlessness or excessive guilt, difficulties thinking , concentrating, or making decisions, or thoughts of death. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of depression?

What are the symptoms of depression?

Feeling Good: There are several types of depression. Reactive depression occurs as a result of loss and eventually we adjust. If one does not adjust or if the cause is not clear certainly seek professional help. "feeling good" by david burns is an excellent self-help book based on science. Don't let the thickness of it intimidate you. Take it bit by bit. The very best to you. ...Read more

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What are the main symptoms of depression?

What are the main symptoms of depression?

Symptoms: Include depressed mood most of the day and nearly every day, diminished interest or pleasure in normally pleasurable activities, changes in sleep, appetite and energy, agitation, feelings of worthlessness or guilt, trouble concentrating and recurrent thoughts of death and/or suicide. ...Read more

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What are the causes, symptoms of depression?

What are the causes, symptoms of depression?

Causes and symptoms: Depression can result from stressors, chronic stress, substances, genetics, among other things. Major depressive episode consists of 4 of the following symptoms lasting greater than two weeks: depressed mood, changes in sleep, lower energy, poor concentration, changes in appetite, feelings of too much guilt, inability to enjoy, moving slower or too fast, racing thoughts, and suicidal thoughts. ...Read more

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What are the signs of insomnia?

What are the signs of insomnia?

Not sleeping: Difficulty falling or staying asleep, along with daytime sleepiness are symptoms of insomnia. ...Read more

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What are the signs of cataplexy?

What are the signs of cataplexy?

SLEEP DISORDER: Narcolepsy and cataplexy are very much associated. There are daytime irresistable sleep attacks, florid nitemares, and sleep paralysis on awakening. The cataplexy involves a sudden loss of muscle tone and collapse with intense emotions, such as crying or laughing. Sleep studies can help confirm a diagnosis. Treatment can be very successful. ...Read more

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What are the signs of add/adhd?

What are the signs of add/adhd?

Depends on age: The younger the child, the more hyperactivity and impulsivity will predominate. The older the person, the more distractibility, disorganization, communication problems, and underachievement will predominate. Also, the severity of these symptoms is important, not just their presence. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of major depression?

What are the symptoms of major depression?

Symptoms: Symptoms may incluse: depresses or orritable mood, sleep initiation and/ or early morning waking, oversleeping, decreased appetite, weight loss, de rease in energy, motivation and interest levels. Crying episodes, withdrawn, feelings of hoplessness, helplessness, worthlessness, amhedonia (lack of enjoyment in activities prev enjoyed), diurnal variation, suicidal thoughts, low frustration tolerance. ...Read more

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Wat are the signs of depression?

Wat are the signs of depression?

The Following:: Altered mood most commonly feeling sad lack of interest in fun activities feeling lonelyand withdrawn decrease sexual desire (libido) altered appetite rapid thought process suicide ideation (thinking) neglecting important daily activities neglecting yourself easy crying. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of depresion?

What are the symptoms of depresion?

Depressive sx's may: Include low mood, irritability, anger, ^ or v sleep, change in appetite, feelings of helplessness or hopelessness, v energy, v self-esteem, feelings of guilt. V motivation, absence of joy, v concentration, v memory ; suicidal thoughts. ...Read more

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What are the signs of hypothyroidism?

What are the signs of hypothyroidism?

Many, many possible: Symptoms may include: fatigue increased sensitivity to cold constipation dry skin unexplained weight gain puffy face hoarseness muscle weakness elevated blood cholesterol level muscle aches, tenderness and stiffness pain, stiffness or swelling in your joints heavier than normal or irregular menstrual periods thinning hair slowed heart rate depression impaired memory. ...Read more

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What are the first signs, symptoms of depression?

What are the first signs, symptoms of depression?

Depressed mood: Depressed mood or inability to feel pleasure in things are the more prominent signs of a major depressive episode. Other symptoms include changes in sleep, changes in appetite, poor concentration, low energy, feelings of excessive guilt, moving too slow or too fast, and suicidal thoughts. ...Read more

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