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What are the symptoms of depression?

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If you’re depressed, you may get sad, lose energy, and stop enjoying things you once loved. You might also feel hopeless. Some other symptoms:

  • Trouble concentrating
  • Uncontrollable crying
  • Hard time making decisions
  • Urge to sleep a lot
  • Trouble sleeping
  • Aches and pains you can't explain
  • Digestive problems
  • Low sex drive or other sexual problems
  • Headache
  • Change in appetite that causes weight loss or gain

Some depressed people may have thoughts of death or even attempt suicide.

SOURCES:

National Multiple Sclerosis Society: "Depression."

Siegert, R. Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery, & Psychiatry with Practical Neurology, April 2005.

Multiple Sclerosis Foundation: "The Many Shadows of MS Related Depression." 

Reviewed by Neil Lava on May 05, 2019

SOURCES:

National Multiple Sclerosis Society: "Depression."

Siegert, R. Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery, & Psychiatry with Practical Neurology, April 2005.

Multiple Sclerosis Foundation: "The Many Shadows of MS Related Depression." 

Reviewed by Neil Lava on May 05, 2019

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