Dealing With Depression: Symptoms of Depression

Depression comes in many different forms and because of this it becomes very difficult to build an idea of what depression “looks like”. For some, this may look like isolating oneself self or even not doing things that bring one pleasure. There is also manic depression that can look drastically different than a depressive episode.

Mayo Clinic has an amazing article on symptoms of Depression some of these included:

  • Feelings of sadness, tearfulness, emptiness or hopelessness
  • Angry outbursts, irritability or frustration, even over small matters
  • Loss of interest or pleasure in most or all normal activities, such as sex, hobbies or sports
  • Sleep disturbances, including insomnia or sleeping too much
  • Tiredness and lack of energy, so even small tasks take extra effort
  • Reduced appetite and weight loss or increased cravings for food and weight gain
  • Anxiety, agitation or restlessness
  • Slowed thinking, speaking or body movements
  • Feelings of worthlessness or guilt, fixating on past failures or self-blame
  • Trouble thinking, concentrating, making decisions and remembering things
  • Frequent or recurrent thoughts of death, suicidal thoughts, suicide attempts or suicide
  • Unexplained physical problems, such as back pain or headaches

Similar to the cause of Depression symptoms can also be varied. This is why it is important to be informed and know the symptoms!


If you are a loved one are dealing with depression please reach out to your support system and a professional.


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