Symptoms of Depression
- Persistent feelings of sadness, emptiness, or hopelessness
- Feeling guilty, worthless, or helpless
- Restlessness, irritability, or anxiety
- Loss of interest in hobbies and activities
- Feeling tired
- Trouble concentrating, remembering, or making decisions
- Trouble sleeping, waking up too early, or oversleeping
- Eating more or less than usual
- Weight gain or weight loss
- Loss of interest in sex
- Physical symptoms that defy standard diagnosis and do not respond well to medical treatments
- Thoughts of death or suicide (with or without suicide attempts)
- Heart disease
- Neurological disorders, including:
- Chronic insomnia
- Some forms of cancer, including breast cancer
- Thyroid disorders ( hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism )
- Mental decline or hearing loss (in the elderly)
- Chronic pain
- Mental disorders such as:
Depression. EBSCO DynaMed website. Available at: http://www.ebscohost.com/dynamed. Updated July 19, 2012. Accessed July 30, 2012.
Depression. National Institute of Mental Health website. Available at: http://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/publications/depression-easy-to-read/depression-trifold.pdf. Accessed July 30, 2012.
- Reviewer: Michael Woods, MD
- Review Date: 09/2014 -
- Update Date: 09/17/2014 -
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