Symptoms of Depression

Originally posted on PhD Balance social media platforms on 11/16/2020.


What are the symptoms of Depression?


There are different types of depression but even within each type, there are so many different symptoms that a person can have.


A major myth about depression (and mental health illness/conditions) is that symptoms are only phycological. This is absolutely not true! There are both mental (phycological) and physical symptoms!


Infographic titled symptoms of depression. There are eight common symptoms of depression with icons for each; changes in appetite (represented by an apple), changes in sleep (represented by a moon with three z's beside it), loss of interest (represented by a yawning emoji), excessive feelings of worthlessness or guilt (represented by heart with a zig-zag crack down the middle), recurrent thoughts of death or suicide (represented by a gravestone), loss of focus is bulls-eye with arrows off-centre, loss of energy is a battery that has very little energy left in it and depressed mood is a dark grey storm cloud.

The main symptoms that tend to be common are:

  • Changes in Appetite

  • Changes in Sleep

  • Loss of Interest

  • Excessive Feelings of Worthlessness or Guilt

  • Recurrent Thoughts of Death or Suicide

  • Loss of Focus

  • Loss of Energy

  • Depressed Mood


How do you deal with the symptoms of depression?

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