Depression does not have to be extremely strong or debilitating for it to be distressing or to interfere in your life. Even mild depression can have an impact on your life, and it can be helped.

Depression occurs in many forms and may also be an aspect of other psychological and emotional conditions or states of mind. In addition, it may appear like some medical conditions and/or drug (prescription and/or non-prescription) reactions.

    • To what extent and in what ways is the depression resulting from psychological and emotional factors?
    • Is there any medical condition that may be creating the symptoms of depression?
    • Is there an overlap between biology and psychology in the presence and symptoms of depression in this situation
  • FREQUENT SYMPTOMS (Not Complete – May Include Other Symptoms Not Noted)
    • Depressed Mood
    • Sad Or Empty Feelings
    • Low Self-Esteem
    • Feelings Of Guilt, Self-Blame, Or Worthlessness
    • Decreased Energy, Fatigue, Feeling  “Slowed Down”
    • Reduced Initiative Or Motivation
    • Sleep Disruption
      • Insomnia
      • Early Morning Awakening
      • Oversleeping
      • Nightmares
    • Change In Eating (Without Intention)
      • Lowered Appetite
        • May Include Weight Loss
      • Overeating
        • May Include Weight Gain
    • Difficulty Concentrating, Remembering, Or Making Decisions
    • Poor Judgment
    • Hopelessness, Helplessness, Or Pessimism
    • Restlessness, Irritability
    • Loss Of Interest Or Pleasure In Activities Or Hobbies That Were Once Enjoyed, Including Sex
    • Persistent Physical Symptoms That Do Not Respond To Treatment, Such As Headaches, Digestive Disorders And Chronic Pain
    • Muscle Tensions
    • Self-Harm (May Involve Cutting, Self-Burning, Or Other Self-Injury)
    • Thoughts Of Death Or Suicide
      • Suicide Attempts
    • May Accompany Some Kind Of Substance Abuse Or Addictive Behavior
    • May Involve Disruption In Relationships With Family, Friends, Or Co-Workers
    • May Also Be Present With Anxiety

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