Fact: While feeling “down” occasionally is a normal part of life, if you’ve been experiencing any of the following symptoms for two weeks or more, you might be depressed:
- Depressed mood
- Persistent feelings of hopelessness, guilt or worthlessness
- Fatigue or lack of energy
- Slowed behavior (the feeling of "dragging oneself around")
- Reduction or loss of pleasure in life
- Decreased motivation
- Negative or pessimistic thinking
- Loss of interest in friends, activities, hobbies or work
- Change in eating habits; weight gain or loss
- Sleep problems, including waking up early
- Frequent crying
- Difficulty concentrating, remembering, or making decisions
- Being anxious or worried a lot
- Thoughts of death or suicide
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