Signs and symptoms of depression often go beyond feeling sad or down. Below is a list of other symptoms that may be a sign of depression:

  • Having no energy or being unable to concentrate

  • Experiencing irritability for no apparent reason

  • Feeling down or sad for more than two weeks and having these feelings interfere with your daily life and activities

  • Having previously been depressed

  • Harming oneself, believing things will not change or get better

  • Decreased interest or pleasure in hobbies or activities that were once enjoyed

  • Changes in appetite, leading to significant weight loss or weight gain

  • Changes in sleeping pattern

  • Withdrawal from social aspects of one’s life

  • Feeling restless or ‘slowed down’

  • Lack of or significant changes in motivation

  • Decreased ability to make decisions

  • Having thoughts of suicide or death

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