Symptoms and Signs of Depression

Symptoms and Signs of Depression

Zoe Beaty, Reporter

Depression comes in various forms for people. For some, it could make you lose interest for your favorite activities, or it could make you constantly feel angry. Some other symptoms could be affecting how you eat, think and work. But it doesn’t stop there. There are many symptoms of depression, and just like the individuals they affect, they can vary in many ways.  . But over-all these symptoms are the more common for depression…

  • Persistent sad, anxious, or “empty” mood
  • Feelings of hopelessness, or pessimism
  • Irritability
  • Feelings of guilt, worthlessness, or helplessness
  • Loss of interest or pleasure in hobbies and activities
  • Decreased energy or fatigue
  • Moving or talking more slowly
  • Feeling restless or having trouble sitting still
  • Difficulty concentrating, remembering, or making decisions
  • Difficulty sleeping, early-morning awakening, or oversleeping
  • Appetite and/or weight changes
  • Thoughts of death or suicide, or suicide attempts
  • Aches or pains, headaches, cramps, or digestive problems without a clear physical cause and/or that do not ease even with treatment