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Common Symptoms of Depression

Updated: Nov 21, 2020




Depression (also known as major depressive disorder or clinical depression) is a mood disorder causing an incessant feeling of sadness. It can be caused by stressful life events, hormones, medications, medical problems, or genetics. While there are many different types of depression, a lot of them have similar symptoms such as:

  • constant feelings of sadness and/or hopelessness

  • irritability

  • loss of interest in what was normally fun activities

  • insomnia/ hypersomnia

  • constant lack of energy

  • unusual changes in appetite

  • anxiety or restlessness

  • unexplained aches

  • suicidal thoughts

If you or a loved one have experienced these symptoms for a prolonged period of time, you may want to consider speaking to a doctor. There are many treatments available to help with these symptoms, such as therapy or medications. It is important to get help as soon as possible, and the first step to recovery is recognizing you have depression.

 

References:

- https://www.health.harvard.edu/mind-and-mood/what-causes-depression

- https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/depression/symptoms-causes/syc-20356007

- https://www.healthline.com/health/depression/recognizing-symptoms#getting-help

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