Am I Depressed
We all feel fed up or down sometimes but these feelings usually last for a couple of days or weeks at the most, and we can still go about our everyday lives and gain pleasure from the usual things that give us pleasure like seeing friends or going out for dinner with our partner. Sometimes there’s a reason, sometimes there’s no particular reason. We may have a chat with a friend but otherwise we don’t need any help.
Someone who gets these feelings most days and they don’t go away and interferes with their everyday lives is suffering from Depression.
Some of the symptoms of physical illnesses may be similar to those of depression. For example, loss of appetite or disturbed sleep may also be caused by physical illnesses, like thyroid problems, heart disease or arthritis. If you do have depression, you will have many of the thoughts and feelings listed below.
- Feel unhappy most of the time
- Lose interest in life and can’t enjoy anything
- Find it harder to make decisions
- Can’t cope with things that you used to
- Feel exhausted
- Feel restless and aggravated
- Lose appetite and weight (some people put on weight)
- Take 1-2 hours to get to sleep, then wake earlier than usual
- Lose interest in sex
- Lose your self confidence
- Feel useless, inadequate and hopeless
- Avoid other people
- Feel irritable
- Feel worse at a particular time each day usually in the morning
- Think of Suicide
If you have all or most of these signs and have had them over a long period of time, it may mean that you are depressed.
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