Depression is a suffering experience for most people. Here common symptoms of depression:
1. Depressed mood
most of the day, nearly every day (e.g., feels sad or empty) or observation made by others
2. Markedly diminished interest or pleasure in all.
3. Significant weight loss when not dieting or decrease or increase in appetite
nearly every day.
5. Psychomotor agitation
nearly every day ( restlessness
or being slowed down)
6. Fatigue or loss of energy nearly every day
7. Feelings of worthlessness
or excessive or inappropriate guilt
nearly every day (guilt about being sick)
8. Diminished ability to think or concentrate, or indecisiveness, nearly
9. Recurrent thoughts of death, recurrent suicidal ideation without a specific plan, or a suicide
attempt or a
specific plan for committing suicide
the symptoms can cause clinically significant distress or impairment in
social, occupational, or other important areas.
A. Five (or more) of the following symptoms have been present during the same 2-week period and represent a change from previous functioning; at least one of the symptoms is either depressed mood or loss of interest or pleasure.
If you experience some of these symptoms, do not wait until your symptoms will get worse, look for the appropriate professional help. The earlier determination and treatment, the better the outcomes.