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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Not happy: Absence of happiness is ahedonia. This is common in young depressed pts. Irritability, aggressiveness, being withdrawn, oppositionality, tantruming, sleep disruption, poor eating, and sadness. If you suspect your child has depression, see your pediatrician for medical evaluation & referral if necessary. ...Read more
Varies a bit: Loss of interest in usual activities, loss of interest in sex, increased/decreased appetite, excessive sleep or time in bed, not socializing or answering the phone, decreased motivation, excessive guilt or shame, feelings of hopelessness, trouble concentrating. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depression sx’s can: Include feeling sad, irritable or angry; v in sex drive ; energy or motivation levels. One may socially isolate or stop involvement in normal activities. Sleep, appetite ; weight may ^ or v. Concentration, memory ; self esteem may v with an absence of joy, feelings of helplessness or hopelessness. There may be crying spells or thoughts of death or suicide. ...Read more
Depression sx’s can: Include feeling sad, irritable or angry; v in sex drive ; energy or motivation levels. One may socially isolate or stop involvement in normal activities. Sleep, appetite ; weight may ^ or v. Concentration, memory ; self esteem may v with an absence of joy, feelings of helplessness or hopelessness. There may be crying spells or thoughts of death or suicide. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depression: Classical picture is one of chronic sadness, loss of interest in people/activies, fatigue/tiredness, excessive sleep, poor appetite or eating too excess, emotional lability (crying easily over anything). Some people, however, present with anger & resentment. When depression is severe, some may have thoughts of suicide. Your pcp can screen for depression & rx meds that may help + psychotherapy. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Assess Depression: The PHQ-9 is a multipurpose instrument for screening, diagnosing, monitoring and measuring the severity of depression: http://www.cqaimh.org/pdf/tool_phq9.pdf If you have or suspect you have depression seek the advice of a qualified mental health professional. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depression symptoms: The first symptoms you may have vary from person to person. Symptoms of depression include: a loss of interest in activities you used to enjoy, difficulty concentrating, change in sleep and/or appetite, fatigue, feelings of hopelessness, poor motivation, and irritabiliy. If you have suicidal thoughts you should seek medical help immediately. ...Read more
Teen depression: Depression in teenagers may look like a bad child instead of a sad child. Teens may begin smoking, drinking alcohol or using drugs. They may stop doing homework and academics may take a nose dive. Arguments with parents and siblings may increase. They may be irritable. A previously compliant teen may now become a defiant one. They may isolate from others ; stop participating in activities >>. ...Read more
What are the signs of depression? How do you know if you're depressed? Do you have to have a certain number of symptoms or something?
If : If you are feeling down and in the dumps, that is called a depressed mood. Clinical depression is a more serious matter. Symptoms of depression can include angry or sad mood; eating too much or too little; sleeping too much or too little; excessive feelings of guilt feeling helpless or hopeless; losing motivation to do things; isolating from other people; poor concentration or memory; having a harder time making decisions, liking yourself less, having thoughts of suicide and not enjoying things that used to be fun. If you find that you have at least a handful of these symptoms, i suggest that you discuss it with your doctor so that it can be determined if you are suffering from major depression. Once the cause is established, than you and your doctor can decide on a plan of action. I hope this is helpful. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Grief vs depression: Grief and extreme sadness are a normal reaction to the loss of a parent. Depression may also be triggered by this type of loss. I would recommend seeing a therapist to help work through the grief and determine if there is depression present independent of the grief. If there is difficulty functioning in daily life past a month it may be depression on top of the grief. Therapy helps both. ...Read more
What are the signs of depression? I have been feeing sad and suidcidal for a long time, i just feel that no one understands and im drifting deeper into a dark dark hole. And im forever falling..Is this depression?
Hello. : Hello. You may well have depression. Depression can also lead to sleeping too much or not enough. To either not eating or gorging. It can cause one to feel helpless or hopeless and lose confidence in one's self. It can cause problems with memory or concentration. Your mood could be sad, angry, fearful, anxious or irritable. Isolation is common. If you feel like you want to take your life and that you might act on it, please get immediate help at an er. Even if you don't have imminent thoughts of suicide, depression is treatable and you deserve to see a good psychologist or psychiatrist. Have hope. Get help. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Lasting and intense: Period of two weeks where one experiences depressed mood or loss of interest and at least 5 of the following: disturbances in sleep (excessive or insomnia), apathy, withdrawal, isolation, hopelessness, thoughts of death or suicide, lack of energy, impaired concentration, lethargy. Treated best with psychotherapy in combination with antidepressants. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depression : Depression has a wide range of symptoms from sadness, decreased interest/loss of pleasure in daily activities, sleep or weight changes, feelings of worthlessness, fatigue, loss of energy. The main distinguishing factor for major depression is if it significantly impacts your daily life (and generally has lasted > 2 weeks). If you're experiencing these symptoms, talk your doctor. Hope that helps! ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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