Signs You May Be Depressed
Persistent sadness or feelings of emptiness
One of the most common signs of depression is a persistent feeling of sadness or emptiness that lasts for weeks or months. This feeling may not be related to any specific event or situation.
- Loss of interest in activities
People with depression often lose interest in activities they used to enjoy, such as hobbies, socializing, or spending time with loved ones.
- Changes in appetite or weight
Depression can cause changes in appetite, leading to weight gain or loss. Some people may experience a loss of appetite, while others may turn to food for comfort.
- Sleep disturbances
Depression can cause sleep disturbances, such as insomnia or oversleeping. People with depression may have trouble falling asleep, staying asleep, or waking up in the morning.
- Fatigue or lack of energy
People with depression often feel tired or lack energy, even after getting enough sleep. This can make it difficult to complete daily tasks or engage in activities.
- Feelings of worthlessness or guilt
Depression can cause feelings of worthlessness or guilt, even when there is no logical reason for these feelings. People with depression may blame themselves for things that are not their fault.
- Difficulty concentrating or making decisions
Depression can make it difficult to concentrate or make decisions. People with depression may have trouble focusing on tasks or may feel overwhelmed by even simple decisions.
- Physical symptoms
Depression can cause physical symptoms, such as headaches, stomachaches, or muscle pain. These symptoms may not have a clear physical cause.
- Thoughts of death or suicide
People with depression may have thoughts of death or suicide. These thoughts may be fleeting or persistent and should always be taken seriously.
- Social withdrawal
Depression can cause people to withdraw from social situations, including work, school, or social events. People with depression may feel like they don’t have the energy or motivation to interact with others.
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