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If I were to diagnose myself, what symptoms of depression would I look for first?

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Dr. Chris Esguerra
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In brief: Criteria, seek help

If you are suspecting depression in yourself, seek assistance and an evaluation from your doctor. 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.

In brief: Criteria, seek help

If you are suspecting depression in yourself, seek assistance and an evaluation from your doctor. 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.
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