Always seek professional assistance and avoid self-diagnosing. However, it’s important to have education about depression which may indicate warning signs to watch for and please seek help from a mental health provider. Mental health issues are no different than medical ones, meaning you are not a diagnosis but simply have symptoms of depression which is treatable with talk therapy, medication or a combination of both.
- depressed mood lasting most of the day, nearly every day
- loss of interest or pleasure in all or most things, nearly every day
- Significant weight loss when not dieting or weight gain
- Feeling restless, slowed down
- Feelings or worthlessness or inappropriate guilt
- Trouble concentrating, or indecisiveness nearly every day
- Trouble sleeping (too much sleep or insomnia)
- Loss of appetite or increase in appetite
- recurrent thoughts of death
- suicidal thoughts with or without a plan, an attempt of suicide or gesture
Signs of depression may differ in adolescents, women and men. If you are worried about yourself or a loved one, contact me for an assessment to further explore these concerns at 469-701-0572.