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Signs of depression?

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Dr. Lisa Saponaro
Clinical Psychology
15 doctors agree

In brief: Perpetual sadness

Period of intense sadness, regular crying, apathy, decrease in energy and appetite, poor sleep, decreased motivation and enjoyment of activities, poor self care, isolation and withdrawal, hopelessness, thoughts of suicide.
These thoughts, behaviors and feelings are typically not associated with things that would make one sad (loss) but are often independent of life's circumstances.

In brief: Perpetual sadness

Period of intense sadness, regular crying, apathy, decrease in energy and appetite, poor sleep, decreased motivation and enjoyment of activities, poor self care, isolation and withdrawal, hopelessness, thoughts of suicide.
These thoughts, behaviors and feelings are typically not associated with things that would make one sad (loss) but are often independent of life's circumstances.
Dr. Lisa Saponaro
Dr. Lisa Saponaro
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Dr. Paul Pancner
I agree!!
Dr. Alan Ali
Psychiatry
5 doctors agree

In brief: Depression

Vegetative signs & symptoms such as changes in sleep/appetite/energy level, along with sadness/hopelessness/despair.

In brief: Depression

Vegetative signs & symptoms such as changes in sleep/appetite/energy level, along with sadness/hopelessness/despair.
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali
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4 doctors agree

In brief: Signs of Dep

Sadness or downswings in mood are normal reactions to life’s struggles, setbacks, and disappointments.
Depression is much more than just sadness. You experience loose of interest, thoughts of suicide, feeling of helplessnes. Some people describe depression as “living in a black hole” or having a feeling of impending doom. However, some depressed people Sadness or downswings in mood are normal reactions to life’s struggles, setbacks, and disappointments. Many people use the word “depression” to explain these kinds of feelings, but depression is much more than just sadness. Some people describe depression as “living in a black hole” or having a feeling of impending doom. However, some depressed people don't feel sad at all—they may feel lifeless, empty, and apathetic, or men in particular may even feel angry, aggressive, and restless. Whatever the symptoms, depression is different from normal sadness in that it engulfs your day-to-day life, interfering with your ability to work, study, eat, sleep, and have fun. The feelings of helplessness, hopelessness, and worthlessness are intense and unrelenting, with little, if any, relief.

In brief: Signs of Dep

Sadness or downswings in mood are normal reactions to life’s struggles, setbacks, and disappointments.
Depression is much more than just sadness. You experience loose of interest, thoughts of suicide, feeling of helplessnes. Some people describe depression as “living in a black hole” or having a feeling of impending doom. However, some depressed people Sadness or downswings in mood are normal reactions to life’s struggles, setbacks, and disappointments. Many people use the word “depression” to explain these kinds of feelings, but depression is much more than just sadness. Some people describe depression as “living in a black hole” or having a feeling of impending doom. However, some depressed people don't feel sad at all—they may feel lifeless, empty, and apathetic, or men in particular may even feel angry, aggressive, and restless. Whatever the symptoms, depression is different from normal sadness in that it engulfs your day-to-day life, interfering with your ability to work, study, eat, sleep, and have fun. The feelings of helplessness, hopelessness, and worthlessness are intense and unrelenting, with little, if any, relief.
Dr. Humberto Quintana
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Dr. Arthur Ciaramicoli
Clinical Psychology
5 doctors agree

In brief: Depression

Low mood, loss of energy, insomnia, loss of appetite or increased appetite, self criticism.

In brief: Depression

Low mood, loss of energy, insomnia, loss of appetite or increased appetite, self criticism.
Dr. Arthur Ciaramicoli
Dr. Arthur Ciaramicoli
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Dr. Susan Duenke
sleep disturbance, thoughts of death, loss of focus and concentration, loss of pleasure in activities which used to bring pleasure...
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