Symptoms of Depression

What is Depression ?

A prolonged sense of melancholy and loss of interest are symptoms of depression, a mood illness. Also called major depressive disorder or clinical depression. You may have trouble doing normal day-to-day activities, and sometimes you may feel as if life isn’t worth living. Depression affects how you feel, think and behave and can lead to a variety of emotional and physical problems.


Do you know Symptoms of Depression:

Most of the time we don’t really know if we have depression. Therefore, we do not resort to taking medicine. It is because of our ignorance. So it is important that we are aware of these symptoms.


1. Hopelessness

Feelings of sadness, tearfulness, emptiness or hopelessness are one of main point a depression. Disappointment causes pain in the heart. You start thinking about it constantly. It has negative effects on your mental health.

2. Suicidal thoughts

Another symptom is suicidal thoughts. Depressed people feel that they are not loved by others. They think that they will not get anything they want. So they think it is better to lose their life to get rid of all this.

3. Loss of Interest

Loss of interest or pleasure in most or all normal activities, such as sex, hobbies or sports.

4. Body movements

This can also be detected by slow thinking, speaking or body movements.

5. Feelings of worthlessness

Feelings of worthlessness or guilt, fixating on past failures or self-blame

6. Thinking problems

Problems with thinking, concentrating, making decisions, and remembering things.

7. Physical problems

Having unexplained physical problems such as back pain or headaches.

8. Sleep disturbances

Sleep disorders such as insomnia or oversleeping. They tend to sleep for a long time in order to get rid of the psychological distress.


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Gayani Karunaratne
Gayani Karunaratne
Gayani Karunaratne is Graduated as BA (Special) in Environmental Management. She also reading MSc in Climate Change and Environmental Management. She is working as an Lecturer of Australian Management School and Co-Founder of RedRown PLC.


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