Symptoms and Signs of Clinical Depression

Written by Pallavi Arun, B.A. Psychology | Medically Reviewed by Dr. Nithin Jayan, MBBS, DNB on Aug 01, 2014
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Symptoms and Signs of Clinical Depression

Depression can contort your views on yourself, others around you and life itself. The symptoms of depression vary from person to person. Everyone has the blues now and then but when the symptoms become overwhelming and hinder normal activities it is time to seek help. The major symptoms to look for depression are-

Feeling helpless, hopeless, guilty

Loss of appetite leading to significant weight loss

Symptoms and Signs of Clinical Depression: Loss of Appetite

Sleep disorder- unable to sleep or sleeping too much

Symptoms and Signs of Clinical Depression: Sleep Disorder

Feeling irritated for no valid reason

Getting impatient and indulging in violent activities like harming oneself or others

Loss of energy- feeling drained out physically and mentally

Having death or suicidal thoughts

Symptoms and Signs of Clinical Depression: Suicidal Thoughts

References:

1. Kaplan and Sadock's Synopsis of Psychiatry, American Psychiatric Association third edition.

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