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Symptoms of depression

  • Depression symptoms, how severe they are, and how long they last, will vary among people. Symptoms can include:

    • sad, anxious or "empty" feelings
    • feeling hopeless and/or negative
    • feeling guilty, worthless and/or helpless
    • feeling irritable or restless
    • losing interest in activities or hobbies you once enjoyed (including sex)
    • feeling tired or having less energy than normal
    • having trouble concentrating, remembering details or making decisions
    • trouble falling asleep, waking up early, or sleeping too much
    • changes in appetite and weight
    • having thoughts of suicide or suicide attempts
    • having aches and pains, headaches, cramps or digestive problems that do not go away with treatment