Depression Symptoms

The symptoms of depression 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. Those experiencing depression often lose interest in everyday activities or hobbies that were once enjoyed.

 

According to the standard diagnosis guide (DSM-IV-TR) published by the American Psychiatric Association, depression is diagnosed when an individual is 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

 

If you feel you are experiencing any of these symptoms of depression, contact your doctor and speak with them about your depression treatment options.

There are multiple symptoms of depression, some individuals experience more symptoms than others, always pay attention your symptoms and don't ignore the way you feel. Finding help early is always the best way to beat the issue! Our facility in Miami, Florida treats depression in all stages, as well as OCD, bipolar disorder, anxiety, and many forms of chronic headache sufferers.

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