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How to know if anyone has symptoms of depression?

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Dr. John Benson
Psychiatry
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In brief: Depression symptoms

2 weeks or longer of mostly sad, low or depressed mood, decr or incr appetite, sleep disturbance, loss of interest + pleasure in usual things, crying more, guilt, fatigue, decr sexual interest + activity.
Some medical conditions "look like" depression, and depression can be tied in with low thyroid or other abnormalities, so a good physical exam and lab work with your internist or fp is good.

In brief: Depression symptoms

2 weeks or longer of mostly sad, low or depressed mood, decr or incr appetite, sleep disturbance, loss of interest + pleasure in usual things, crying more, guilt, fatigue, decr sexual interest + activity.
Some medical conditions "look like" depression, and depression can be tied in with low thyroid or other abnormalities, so a good physical exam and lab work with your internist or fp is good.
Dr. John Benson
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