Depression Signs Symptoms of Depression

A condition of mental disturbance, typically with lack of energy and difficulty in maintaining concentration or interest in life.

What Are The Signs and Symptoms of Depression?

The signs and symptoms of depression…

…are what other people see, worry, or complain about you.
Symptoms of depression are what you feel, experience, and anguish about.

Symptoms of Depression

  • Sad, depressed, empty, or irritable mood most of the day, nearly every day.
  • Loss of interest or pleasure in most, usually enjoyable activities nearly every day.
  • Decreased or increased appetite most everyday, often with significant weight loss or gain.
  • Insomnia or sleeping too much, especially wanting to sleep a lot of the daytime.
  • Increased or slowed thinking and physical movement nearly every day.
  • Fatigue or low energy nearly every day.
  • Feelings of worthlessness or haunted with guilt most days.
  • Reduced ability to think, concentrate, or make decisions most days.
  • Recurring thoughts of death, or suicidal ideas, or planning or attempting suicide.

Signs of depression

  • Appears sad, cries more, or is irritable most of the time.
  • Displays less interest or enjoyment in their usual enjoyable activities.
  • Eats more or less than usual and is gaining or losing weight.
  • Not sleeping as much or stays in bed much of the day.
  • Thinks, talks, and moves faster or slower than normal.
  • Displays tiredness or low energy most everyday.
  • Expresses worthlessness or excessive or inappropriate guilt nearly every day.
  • Has difficulty thinking, or concentrating, or making decisions most everyday.
  • Talks about dying, or wanting to die, or suicide plan, or attempts suicide.

If you or someone you love is showing these signs and symptoms of depression, call Dr. Hege today for the expertise and relief you need!