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Signs of depression?
21 doctors weighed in

Dr. Mohammed Younus
Psychiatry
14 doctors agree
In brief: Persistent low mood
Sad and low mood which persists for weeks accompanied by changes in sleep and appetite, decrease interest in previously pleasurable activities, decrease motivation, concentration and interest life are commonly seen in depression.
Hopelessness and suicidal ideation may be signs of worsening depression and needs immediate help.

In brief: Persistent low mood
Sad and low mood which persists for weeks accompanied by changes in sleep and appetite, decrease interest in previously pleasurable activities, decrease motivation, concentration and interest life are commonly seen in depression.
Hopelessness and suicidal ideation may be signs of worsening depression and needs immediate help.
Dr. Mohammed Younus
Dr. Mohammed Younus
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Dr. Kevin Passer
Pediatrics - Psychiatry
9 doctors agree
In brief: Several
Besides a depressed mood, the diagnostic criteria for major depession included a disturbance in sleep, appetite, concentration, loss of interest, low energy, feelings of guilt, hopelessness and in severe cases, one may think of suicide.
Major depression is common and treatable so people don't have to suffer. A board certified psychiatrist would be an expert in this area. Good luck.

In brief: Several
Besides a depressed mood, the diagnostic criteria for major depession included a disturbance in sleep, appetite, concentration, loss of interest, low energy, feelings of guilt, hopelessness and in severe cases, one may think of suicide.
Major depression is common and treatable so people don't have to suffer. A board certified psychiatrist would be an expert in this area. Good luck.
Dr. Kevin Passer
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Dr. Theresa Anderson-varney
Clinical Psychology
4 doctors agree
In brief: Signs of Depression
An ongoing sense of sadness, lack of interest in previously enjoyable activities, change in sleep patterns often including early waking, change in appetitie, poor self-esteem, and in severe cases suicidal ideation.
Consulting a clinical psychologist would be very appropriate and necessary. A visit with your primary care doctor will also be necessary to be sure there is nothing physically wrong.

In brief: Signs of Depression
An ongoing sense of sadness, lack of interest in previously enjoyable activities, change in sleep patterns often including early waking, change in appetitie, poor self-esteem, and in severe cases suicidal ideation.
Consulting a clinical psychologist would be very appropriate and necessary. A visit with your primary care doctor will also be necessary to be sure there is nothing physically wrong.
Dr. Theresa Anderson-varney
Dr. Theresa Anderson-varney
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Dr. Alan Steinberg
Psychiatry
3 doctors agree
In brief: Vary greatly
Sxs of depression can vary greatly, especially in the youngest and oldest members of the population; it is more common to see unusual sxs such as aches and pains, changes in appetite, repetitive worries, and cognitive changes due to depression, when dealing with an aged person, as opposed to a middle aged person.
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In brief: Vary greatly
Sxs of depression can vary greatly, especially in the youngest and oldest members of the population; it is more common to see unusual sxs such as aches and pains, changes in appetite, repetitive worries, and cognitive changes due to depression, when dealing with an aged person, as opposed to a middle aged person.
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Dr. Alan Steinberg
Dr. Alan Steinberg
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