Symptoms of Clinical Depression (Quiz)
posted on December 13, 2017
“Depression disorder is characterized by an overwhelming feeling of sadness, isolation, and despair that lasts two weeks or longer at a time.” Depression (also known as clinical depression or major depressive disorder) isn’t when you are feeling sad from time to time, it is when you feel like there is no way for this feeling to fade away. “a person feels like they’ve sunk into a deep, dark hole with no way out — and no hope for things ever changing.” People with depression will have a loss of interest in activities and have a significant change in their mood from their normal self. “Social, occupational, educational, or other important functioning must also be negatively impacted by the change in mood.” For example, if someone starts missing work, school or usual social events.
Symptoms of Clinical Depression
- Depressed mood most of the day.
- No interest in activities or hobbies that are normally enjoyed.
- Significant weight loss or weight gain.
- Decrease or increase in appetite.
- Insomnia or hypersomnia nearly every day.
- Fatigue, tiredness, or loss of energy nearly every day.
- Feelings of worthlessness or excessive or inappropriate guilt nearly every day.
- Diminished ability to think or concentrate, or indecisiveness.
- Recurrent thoughts of death.
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