Symptoms

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  • Feeling sad, unhappy.
  • Irritability (especially in children and young adults)
  • Loss of interest in all activities previously enjoyed. 
  • Loss of concentration and memory.
  • Reduced energy levels, easily tired or fatigued.
  • Moving and speaking more slowly than usual.
  • Weight loss or weight gain.
  • Appetite changes; increased or decreased appetite; binging on food.
  • Aches and pains
  • Sleep pattern disturbances; hypersomnolence or insomnia.
  • Loss of Libido
  • Excessive guilt
  • Loss of self confidence/ inflated sense of self-esteem.
  • Social withdrawal 
  • Helplessness
  • Worthlessness
  • Hopelessness
  • Lack of personal hygiene.
  • Feeling life is not worth living.
  • Feeling  of detachment (depersonalization) from surroundings.
  • Morbid thoughts/  ideas and thoughts about death.

SYMPTOMS OF DEPRESSION

Patients with depression experience a variety of symptoms that vary from person to person as well as in severity. The symptoms can conveniently be divided into following spheres