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What are signs of depression?

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Signs to watch that might show you're getting depressed:

  • Ongoing sadness and anxiety
  • Lack of energy
  • Loss of pleasure in activities you once enjoyed
  • Sexual problems or drop in sex drive
  • Change in sleep patterns
  • Weight gain or loss
  • Regular crying episodes
  • Aches and pains that won't go away
  • Trouble staying focused, remembering, or making decisions
  • Grim feelings about the future
  • Feeling guilty, helpless, or worthless
  • Feeling irritable or stressed
  • Thoughts of death or suicide
  • Stomachache and digestive problems

SOURCES: 

Cleveland Clinic.

Family Caregiver Alliance.

National Institute of Mental Health.

Reviewed by Minesh Khatri on May 16, 2019

SOURCES: 

Cleveland Clinic.

Family Caregiver Alliance.

National Institute of Mental Health.

Reviewed by Minesh Khatri on May 16, 2019

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