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Key Insights About the Top 5 Symptoms of Depression

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Symptoms Depression

Persistent depressed (low) mood. It’s natural to feel down from time to time

Symptoms of depression can vary from mild to severe and can include:

1. Persistent low mood or sadness

2. Feeling hopeless, helpless or worthless

3. Loss of interest or pleasure in activities you used to enjoy

4. Sleeping more or less than usual, difficulty sleeping or waking up early in the morning feeling exhausted

5. Poor appetite or overeating, leading to weight gain or loss.

Loss of interest in things you once enjoyed. Sometimes we lose interest in things we used to love

It’s normal to lose interest in activities you once enjoyed from time to time. However, when this loss of interest is accompanied by other symptoms, it may be indicative of depression.

If you’re depressed, you may no longer find joy in the things you used to love. You may have lost interest in your hobbies, your social life, and even sex. This loss of interest can be extremely distressing and make it difficult to enjoy your life.

In addition to a loss of interest in pleasurable activities, people with depression may also experience a change in appetite. They may lose their appetite or overeat as they try to cope with their feelings of sadness and low self-worth. Depression can also lead to insomnia or hypersomnia (sleeping too much). Fatigue is another common symptom of depression that can make it hard to find the energy to do the things you once enjoyed.

Depression can also cause physical symptoms such as aches and pains that don’t have a clear cause. These physical symptoms can further contribute to the fatigue and low mood associated with depression. If you’re experiencing any of these symptoms, it’s important to seek help from a mental health professional who can diagnose and treat your condition.

Feelings of worthlessness

Depression is a mental illness that can cause a person to feel hopeless and alone. People with depression may feel like they are worthless and that their life has no purpose. Depression can cause physical symptoms such as fatigue and weight loss or gain. It can also lead to problems with concentration, memory, and decision-making. People with depression may have thoughts of suicide or self-harm. Treatment for depression includes medication, therapy, and support groups.

Poor concentration

Depression can make it hard to concentrate. You may find yourself forgetting things more often, or taking longer to complete tasks than usual.

Fatigue: Feeling tired all the time is a common symptom of depression. You may feel like you can’t get out of bed, or that even simple tasks are too much effort.

Sleep changes: Depression can cause either insomnia or oversleeping. Some people find it hard to fall asleep, while others sleep for long periods but still wake up feeling exhausted.

Loss of interest: Depression can make you lose interest in activities that used to give you pleasure. Even simple things like reading, watching TV or going out with friends may seem like too much effort.

Appetite changes: It’s common for people with depression to either lose their appetite or overeat. Some people comfort eat when they’re feeling down, while others have no appetite at all and lose weight as a result.