Signs and symptoms of Depression

Posted: Thursday, March 22, 2007 by Stained in Labels:

Signs and symptoms of Depression:

  • Loss of interest in normal daily activities. You lose interest in or pleasure from activities that you used to enjoy.

  • Depressed mood. You feel sad, helpless or hopeless, and may have crying spells.
  • Sleep disturbances. Sleeping too much or having problems sleeping can be a sign you're depressed. Waking in the middle of the night or early in the morning and not being able to get back to sleep are typical.

  • Impaired thinking or concentration. You may have trouble concentrating or making decisions and have problems with memory.

  • Changes in weight. An increased or reduced appetite and unexplained weight gain or loss may indicate depression.

  • Agitation. You may seem restless, agitated, irritable and easily annoyed.

  • Fatigue or slowing of body movements. You feel weariness and lack of energy nearly every day. You may feel as tired in the morning as you did when you went to bed the night before. You may feel like you're doing everything in slow motion, or you may speak in a slow, monotonous tone.

  • Low self-esteem. You feel worthless and have excessive guilt.

  • Thoughts of death. You have a persistent negative view of yourself, your situation and the future. You may have thoughts of death, dying or suicide
  • Well the above summarises what my life was during the first few months of my first year in college, i.e. Oct-Nov 2004. Reminiscence about what one did wrong is always good cause it either helps you not to do those mistakes again or it just breaks you from inside. Umm...Sorry again to everyone [if they ever read this] who I gave a hard time during those few months, my always is.....


    1. ArabLady says:

      so if somebody has those signs..wut should he doooooooooo

    1. Stained says:

      I snapped out of it when my 'gulf news' published a article on depression & my mom got suspicious....I did not want her to question me....
      There are many theories to how to snap out of it...but IMO nothing works unless one really wants to get out.....I think the best solutions IMO again is to find something good about your own life & to hold on to it real hard...

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