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Symptoms of Depression

Symptoms of Depression

symptoms of depressionA person may be experiencing symptoms of depression if, for more than two weeks, he or she has felt sad, down or miserable most of the time or has lost interest or pleasure in usual activities. Depression can affect thoughts, feelings, behaviour and physical health.

It’s important to note that everyone experiences some of these symptoms from time to time and it may not necessarily mean a person is depressed. Equally, not every person who is experiencing depression will have all of these symptoms. However if you are experiencing depression symptoms, it can be helpful to find a psychologist for treatment of depression or to make an appointment to speak with your GP.

Symptoms of Depression

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Behaviour

  • not going out anymore
  • not getting things done at work/school
  • withdrawing from close family and friends
  • relying on alcohol and sedatives
  • not doing usual enjoyable activities
  • unable to concentrate

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Thoughts

  • ‘I’m a failure.’
  • ‘It’s my fault.’
  • ‘Nothing good ever happens to me.’
  • ‘I’m worthless.’
  • ‘Life’s not worth living.’
  • ‘People would be better off without me.’

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Feelings

  • overwhelmed
  • guilty
  • irritable
  • frustrated
  • lacking in confidence
  • unhappy, miserable, sad
  • indecisive
  • disappointed

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Physical

  • tired all the time
  • sick and run down
  • headaches and muscle pains
  • churning gut
  • sleep problems
  • loss or change of appetite
  • significant weight loss or weight gain

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A person may be depressed if, for more than two weeks, he or she has felt sad, down or miserable most of the time or has lost interest or pleasure in usual activities.

If you would like to find out more about depression counselling Perthtreatment for depression or Perth psychologists, contact us today.

Article Title: Symptoms of Depression
Article By: Vision Counselling and Psychology, Perth, Western Australia
Web Address: www.visioncounselling.com.au
Published: 10/12/2015
 
“The Facts/Depression”, (Beyond Blue), Available: www.beyondblue.org.au (Accessed: 2014, April 7)
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