Depression

Signs of Depression

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.

Signs:

  • 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.

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