Symptoms of depression

Everyone’s experiences of depression are different,People often experience a variety of different symptoms, both physical and mental. You only need a few of these symptoms to be diagnosed with depression:

  • Low mood, feeling sad, irritable or angry
  • Feeling bad about yourself, guilty or worthless
  • Low energy, feeling less able to do things
  • Physical aches and pains with no obvious cause
  • Losing interest in activities you used to enjoy
  • Losing interest in sex
  • Loss of concentration
  • Sleeping less or more, feeling tired all the time
  • Eating less or more
  • Thoughts of self-harm or suicide

People with moderate or severe depression can also develop:

  • Delusions, such as paranoia
  • Hallucinations, such as hearing voices

But this is less common.

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