You may be depressed
if you have at least five of these symptoms for 2 weeks or longer, and one of
the symptoms is either sadness or loss of interest.
You feel sad or hopeless.
interest in or stop getting pleasure from most daily
You lose or gain a lot of weight because of changes in
how hungry you feel.
You sleep too much or too
You feel restless and unable to sit still, or you sit
quietly and feel that moving takes great effort.
You feel tired all
You feel unworthy or guilty for no reason. You may worry
that people don't like you.
You find it hard to focus, remember
things, or make decisions.
A serious symptom of depression is thinking about death and
suicide. If you or someone you care about talks about suicide or feeling
hopeless, get help right away.
warning signs of suicide, which include talking a lot
about death, giving things away, or using a lot of alcohol or drugs or both. If
you see these signs in yourself or a loved one, get help.
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