Could you be Depressed?

Posted by wendy on February 18, 2011 under Helpful Tips | Comments are off for this article

Did you know that clinical depression strikes men, women and children of all races and socio-economic groups, often resulting in the loss of motivation, energy and the pleasure of everyday life? Clinical depression often goes untreated because people don’t recognize its many symptoms. The good news is that almost everyone who gets treated can soon feel better.

Here is a checklist of ten symptoms of clinical depression. A sad, anxious or “empty” mood which persists

  • Feeling guilty, hopeless or worthless
  • Change in appetite and weight, whether gain or loss
  • Decreased interest or pleasure in activities once enjoyed
  • Restlessness or irritability
  • Persistent physical symptoms that don’t respond to treatment
  • Difficulty concentrating, remembering, or making decisions
  • Fatigue or loss of energy
  • Sleeping too much or too little, or awakening often
  • Thoughts of suicide or death

 

If you experience five or more of these symptoms for longer than two weeks or if the symptoms are severe enough to interfere with your daily routine, please call to set up an appointment and start feeling better now.

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