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What are some of the signs and symptoms of depression?

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Summary:

A person is diagnosed with a major depression when he or she experiences at least five of the symptoms listed below for two consecutive weeks.

Answer:

A person is diagnosed with a major depression when he or she experiences at least five of the symptoms listed below for two consecutive weeks. At least one of the five symptoms must be either (1) depressed mood or (2) loss of interest or pleasure.

Symptoms include:


Depressed mood most of the day, nearly every day

Markedly diminished interest or pleasure in activities most of the day, nearly every day

Changes in appetite that result in weight losses or gains unrelated to dieting

Changes in sleeping patterns

Loss of energy or increased fatigue

Restlessness or irritability

Feelings of anxiety

Feelings of worthlessness, helplessness, or hopelessness

Inappropriate guilt

Difficulty thinking, concentrating, or making decisions

Thoughts of death or attempts at suicide

(Sources: National Institute of Mental Health and National Women’s Health Center.)

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