According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Service Administration (SMAHSA), it’s important to talk to a licensed mental health professional if some of these signs of depression are present nearly every day for two or more weeks:
- Continued feelings of sadness, hopelessness, pessimism, emptiness
- Fatigue, lack of energy
- Insomnia or other sleep issues, such as waking up very early or sleeping too much
- Anxiety, irritability, restlessness
- Feeling worthless or guilty
- Lack of interest or joy in hobbies and activities
- Changes in appetite, leading to rapid weight loss or weight gain.
- Moving, talking, or thinking more slowly or feeling extra fidgety
- Trouble concentrating, thinking clearly, or making decisions.
- Thoughts of not wanting to live, death or suicide, suicide attempts, or self-harm behaviors.
Go Back to Depression Page