Depression Symptoms and Signs

Depression is nothing but mental illness that involves the body, mood and thoughts. These mental and physical feelings seem to follow them night and day, appear to have no end. Depression is alleviated by happy events or any good news.

There are different symptoms that depend on type of depression that she or he has.

Major Depression Symptoms Include Following

depression symptoms

  • Low mood
  • Losing the temperature than usual
  • Loss of interest in activities that they enjoy
  • Loss of self confidence
  • Lack of energy
  • Poor concentration
  • Difficult to take decision
  • Trouble in sleeping
  • Loss of sex drive
  • A restless feeling
  • Guilty feeling
  • Thought about suicide

Some Common Depression Symptoms

  • Feeling sadness
  • Changes in weight
  • Weak in concentration
  • Constant fatigue
  • Tiredness
  • Self-harm

In addition to the above, at least 3 of the following indicate you are in depression.

  • Inflated ego
  • Decreased need for sleep
  • Irritability
  • Increased talking
  • Racing thoughts
  • Poor judgment in behaviour

Physical Symptoms of Depression

  • Slowed movement
  • Slowed speech than usual
  • Changes in weight
  • Pains
  • Changes to the menstrual cycle in women

Social Depression Symptoms

  • Performance is not good at work
  • Avoid friends
  • Difficulties in home and family life

Anxiety Depression Symptoms

People with depression and anxiety, emotionally they may feel irritable and apprehensive. They have a constant fear about the bad things that might happen to themselves or to their loved ones.

People with an anxiety disorder may have a number of physical symptoms, including

  • Shakiness
  • Muscle aches
  • Sweating
  • Cold and clammy hands
  • Dizziness
  • Fatigue
  • Racing heart
  • Dry mouth

Symptoms of Bipolar Disorder

There are two phases in bipolar disorder. So symptoms of these phases are also different.

Manic Depression Symptoms

  • Feel restlessness
  • Increased energy
  • Talking very fast as compared to normal
  • Frequently change in decision
  • Loss concentration
  • Sleep needed
  • Less self-confidence
  • Sexual drive is increased
  • Aggressive behavior

Symptoms of Depressive Disorder

  • Lasting mood
  • Feeling of hopelessness
  • Loss of interest in activity
  • Either sleeps too much or cannot sleep
  • Weight loss or weight gain
  • Physical illness
  • Suicide attempts

Postpartum Depression Symptoms

Symptoms of postpartum depression is as follows

  • Loss of interest in life
  • Lack of energy
  • Loss of appetite
  • More sleep than usual
  • Increased crying
  • Feeling anxious
  • Unexpected weight loss or weight gain
  • Fear of harming the baby or oneself
  • Sluggishness
  • Fatigue
  • Exhaustion

Depression Symptoms in Adult

  • Feeling blue
  • Lack of energy
  • Loss of interest in activity that he or she usually enjoy
  • Increase in weight or loss of weight
  • Either inability to sleep or excessive sleep
  • Irritability
  • Thoughts of death

Childhood Depression Symptoms

If parents found following symptoms in their child then immediately contact with your doctor or health care provider.

  • School performance is poor
  • Continue boredom
  • Physical problem like headache or stomachache
  • Change in eating
  • Change in sleeping pattern
  • Gain in weight
  • Loss in weight
  • Feel tired
  • Child cries continuously
  • They spend more time alone
  • They do not enjoy with his or her friends
  • Child feels guilty

Depression Symptoms in Elderly

  • Inability to concentrate
  • Memory impairment
  • Unexpected physical changes like muscle aches
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