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
  • Restlessness
  • 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
  • Anxiety

If you or someone you know is experiencing the symptoms of depression, contact our specialists for an individualized evaluation, treatment plan and support.