There are Distinct Depression Symptoms to Watch Out For in Yourself and Others.
Depression symptoms can vary from person to person. However, depression is generally observed as being a persistent state of sadness or a loss of the ability to experience pleasure. People experiencing depression often lose interest in everyday activities or hobbies that were once enjoyed.
Do Any of the Depression Symptoms Listed Below Look Familiar?
According to the standard diagnosis guide (DSM-V) published by the American Psychiatric Association, depression is diagnosed when you are experiencing either a depressed mood or a loss of interest or pleasure plus four or more of the following symptoms during the same two-week period:
- Significant weight loss (when not dieting) or weight gain (a change of more than five percent of body weight in a month)
- Significant increase or decrease in appetite
- Excessive sleepiness or insomnia
- Agitation and restlessness
- Fatigue or loss of energy nearly every day
- Feelings of worthlessness or excessive and inappropriate guilt nearly every day
- Diminished ability to think, concentrate, or make decisions
- Recurrent thoughts of death or suicide