Are you feeling more irritable or moody than usual?
Have you lost interest in activities you once enjoyed?
Has there been a change in your appetite or weight?
Do you have difficulty concentrating and making decisions?
Are you experiencing abnormal low energy levels?
Are you experiencing feelings of restlessness?
Are you having feelings of guilt or worthlessness?
Are you experiencing thoughts about suicide?
Depression is characterized by feelings of sadness, hopelessness or pessimism, guilt, worthlessness, or helplessness. Often times it is also accompanied by anxiety, loss of interest or pleasure in hobbies and activities that were once enjoyed, decreased energy, and fatigue.
Restlessness, irritability, difficulty concentrating, and thoughts of suicide and death are also common and serious symptoms.
People with depression may also experience disruptions in sleep (insomnia, early morning awakening or oversleeping) and in eating behavior (appetite changes, weight loss or gain). Persistent physical symptoms may include headaches, digestive disorders, and chronic pain.