The symptoms of
depression may be hard to notice at first. They can be
different from person to person. You may confuse them with just feeling
"off" or "down." You also may confuse the symptoms with another health
In moderate depression, you have more symptoms, and they are
beginning to change your life.
In severe depression, the symptoms change your life and affect
your job or career and your relationships.
Depression can affect your physical health. You may have
headaches or other aches and pains or have digestive problems such as
constipation or diarrhea. You may have trouble having sex or may lose interest
in it. If you notice any of these changes, talk to your doctor. He or she may
be able to help.
One Woman's Story:
"I woke up every day with
suicide on my mind, and I went to bed with suicide on my mind."—Martha