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What are the first signs, symptoms of depression?

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Dr. Chris Esguerra
Psychiatry
4 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Chris Esguerra
Dr. Chris Esguerra
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry
2 doctors agree

In brief: Loss of joy

May initially experience loss of joy.
Symptoms of depression can include: feeling sad, irritable or angry. There can be a decrease in sex drive. Energy level & motivation levels may drop. One may socially isolate or stop involvement in normal activities. Sleep may increase or decrease. Weight can change in relation to increase or decrease in appetite. Concentration or memory may decline.

In brief: Loss of joy

May initially experience loss of joy.
Symptoms of depression can include: feeling sad, irritable or angry. There can be a decrease in sex drive. Energy level & motivation levels may drop. One may socially isolate or stop involvement in normal activities. Sleep may increase or decrease. Weight can change in relation to increase or decrease in appetite. Concentration or memory may decline.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
There can be an absence of joy as well as feelings of helplessness or hopelessness. Self esteem may plummet and feelings of guilt may rise. There may be crying spells or thoughts about death or suicide. Confidence in making decisions may drop.
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