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Symptoms and Signs of Depression

Updated on March 17, 2012
Symptoms and Signs of Depression
Symptoms and Signs of Depression

Following are some most common 'symptoms and signs of depression'.

Symptoms and Signs of Depression:

1. A person feels sad and gloomy for an unreasonably long period of time.

2. The depressed person becomes absolutely hopeless and he thinks that nothing can improve or better his situation in any ways possible.

3. A depressed person loses his interests in his daily activities. He does not work at his full potential and does not bring out his full ability.

4. A person with a depression disorder often does not take interest in activities which once were his hobbies. He often doesn’t take interest in sexual activities and pastimes.

5. Significant changes in appetite and/or weight is one of the common symptoms and signs of depression. The change may be more than 5% a month.

6. Along with the appetite and weight changes, another symptom of depression is that a person with the depression disorder has changes in his sleep routine. He either suffers with insomnia (cannot sleep or waking up unusually) or hypersomnia (over-sleeping)

7. Another sign of depression is when a person cannot control his temper and anger and turns out to be a violent man. Everything seems to get on his nerves.

8. Another sign or symptom of depression is the loss of physical energy and strength. Even ordinary tasks seem to take longer time than usual. A depressed person feels fatigued and exhausted all the time.

9. A person with depression disorder often suffers with low self-esteem and blames himself and criticizes himself for the mistakes he has done.

10. Another symptom of depression is that the person cannot concentrate. He finds trouble in concentration, focus and/or decision making.

11. Headaches, physical pain, muscles pain, stomach-ache are also witnessed in patients of depression, as symptoms of depression.

12. Thoughts of death and/or suicide are also considered as symptoms of depression. A person suffering with depression especially thinks of suicide with or without reason.


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      zach 6 years ago

      cannabis and your depression will be gone. Humans were created to be emotional. And the joint was created to help us cope ;) get high

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      Angela Dale 6 years ago from Columbus, Ohio

      Wow this is a wondeful hub. You are showing people very good signs of depression. Great work!!

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      Nspeel 6 years ago from Myrtle Beach

      Great hub this is something every single person in the world will face at some point. Voted up and useful for everything... I'm even sharing it great work

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      Linda Bilyeu 6 years ago from Orlando, FL

      Great hub for signs of depression Hunbbel ... personally I don't like the "D" word. I prefer to use the "B" word for Blues... it sounds less depressing which makes for a better chance of bouncing back quicker. Just my way of playing mind games :))

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      Syed Hunbbel Meer 6 years ago from Karachi, Pakistan.

      @Sun-girl: Thank you for stopping by. I appreciate your feedback :)

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      Sun-Girl 6 years ago from Nigeria

      Interesting and good stuff you actually shared in here and i agree with all you shared in here.Love this work.

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      Syed Hunbbel Meer 6 years ago from Karachi, Pakistan.

      @always exploring: Thank you for your feedback :)

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      Syed Hunbbel Meer 6 years ago from Karachi, Pakistan.

      @cmane: Thanks for the appreciation and votes :)

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      Syed Hunbbel Meer 6 years ago from Karachi, Pakistan.

      @ b. Malin: You are welcome. Thanks for stopping by :)

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      Ruby Jean Richert 6 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Your article is very good, so many people suffer from depression. Thank you...

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      cmane 6 years ago from Australia

      Good stuff!! - voted up,interesting & useful.Keep up the good work :)

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      b. Malin 6 years ago

      I'm sure most of us at one time have gone through a depression...Drugs is not always the answer...I found your Hub to be an Interesting and Informative Read. I look forward to following you and thanks for following my Hubs as well.

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      Syed Hunbbel Meer 6 years ago from Karachi, Pakistan.

      If you are pretty sure that he is suffering from a depression disorder, then I will highly recommend you to make him pay a visit to a trusted doctor. Treatment along with compassion and love will help him/her more. The disorder is always treated best in its early stages. So, better late than never, best of luck.

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      VENZKHVAM 6 years ago from Milk way galaxy, trying to find a more adventurous place in another galaxy with my great followers

      Dear Hunbbel Meer,

      I have a close relative if i analyze all the 12 symptoms exists in him.But we are trying to treat him with our love and support. any way good information keep it up voted useful.

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      Syed Hunbbel Meer 6 years ago from Karachi, Pakistan.

      @Sueswan: Thank you so much for stopping by and providing me, your valuable feedback :)

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      Sueswan 6 years ago

      This is very useful information on the sign and symptoms of depression.

      One of the side effects from the drugs used for depression is suicide.

      I think it is important that the person is diagnosed properly. Doctors are too quick to prescribe medication.