What are The Main Signs of Depression?

Emotional Manifestations

  • Anguish, suffering, depressed mood, despair;
  • Anxiety, inner tension;
  • Irritability;
  • Feelings of guilt, self-blame frequent;
  • Dissatisfaction, reduced self-confidence, low self-esteem;
  • A reduction or loss of the ability to experience pleasure from previously enjoyable activities;
  • The decline of interest in the surroundings;

Physiological Manifestations

  • Sleep disorders (insomnia, sleepiness);
  • Changes in appetite (overeating or loss of it);
  • Disturbance of bowel function (constipation);
  • The decline of sexual needs;
  • Decreased energy, fatigue under normal physical and mental stress, fatigue;
  • Pain and discomfort varied in the body (e.g., in the heart, in the stomach, muscle);

Behavioral Manifestations

  • Inactivity, difficulty engaging in purposeful activity;
  • Avoidance of contact (the tendency to solitude, loss of interest in other people);
  • Waiver of entertainment;
  • Alcoholism and substance abuse, which give temporary relief;
  • Shying away from social situations / social withdrawal;
  • Loss of motivation;
  • Difficulty setting goals

Mental Manifestations

  • Difficulty in making decisions;
  • Predominance of dark, negative thoughts about yourself, about your life, about the world in general;
  • Gloomy, pessimistic vision of the future of the lack of prospects, the thought of the meaninglessness of life;
  • Thoughts of suicide (in severe cases of depression);
  • Having thoughts about your own uselessness;
  • Slowness of thought;