Warning Signs of Depression

WARNING SIGNS OF DEPRESSION
These symptoms have been organized into broad categories for easier reference. It is important to note that not all symptoms will be experienced by an individual.

CHANGES IN ACTIVITY OR ENERGY LEVEL
*decreased energy
*fatigue
*lethargy
*diminished activity
*insomnia or hypersomnia
*loss of interest in pleasurable activities
*social withdrawal

PHYSICAL CHANGES
*unexpected aches and pains
*weight loss or gain
*decreased or increased appetite
*psychomotor agitation or retardation

EMOTIONAL PAIN
*prolonged sadness
*unexplained, uncontrollable crying
*feelings of guilt
*feelings of worthlessness
*loss of self-esteem
*despair
*hopelessness/helplessness

DIFFICULT MOODS
*irritability
*anger
*worry/anxiety
*pessimism
*indifference
*self-critical

CHANGES IN THOUGHT PATTERNS
*inability to concentrate
*indecision
*problems with memory
*disorganized

PREOCCUPATION WITH DEATH
*thoughts of death
*suicidal ideation
*feeling dead or detached

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