Occasional sad moods happen to all of us. It’s not unusual to sometimes feel blue or not like yourself. But if you experience a loss of interest in pleasurable activities, or a depressed mood that lasts for at least two weeks, you may be suffering from clinical depression. This is not a sign of weakness or a character flaw. Depression is a highly treatable biological/physical illness.
Symptoms that often accompany depression, include:
- Frequent body aches and pains
- Persistent anger or irritability
- Increased or decreased appetite
- Too much or too little sleep or difficulty sleeping through the night
- Fatigue without physical exertion
- Feelings of worthlessness or guilt
- Trouble getting through the day
- Thoughts of suicide
- Frequent crying
- Loss of interest in physical appearance
- Lack of emotional response
If you or someone you know is experiencing the symptoms of depression, contact our specialists for an individualized evaluation, treatment plan and support.