Most people, at some point, have experienced depression in their lives. Everyone has felt sadness, be it in the form of disappointment, frustration or anxiety. However, if it persists, you might have just walked into the vicious cycle of depression. If the following symptoms stay for more than two weeks, accompanied by a depressed mood or a loss of interest in ordinary activities, you might be diagnosed with clinical depression:
Are you suffering from physical unrest?
Depression is followed by a host of physical pain, which usually don’t respond to medical treatment.
Are you sleeping well at night?
You might find yourself suffering from insomnia or Hypersomnia (sleeping too much) nearly every day.
Are you feeling lethargic?
Psychomotor retardation/agitation (increased or decreased activity level) is another symptom of clinical depression.
Are you losing confidence in yourself?
Feelings of worthlessness or excessive guilt may weigh in on you. Diminished ability to think, concentrate or make rational decisions is also some of the consequences of chronic depression.
Are you having suicidal thoughts?
If you have reached the point where you are having recurrent thoughts of death or suicide, or attempt to hurt yourself, seek professional help.
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