Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Depression Signs and Symptoms

Adults: You may be said to be suffering from a major depressive episode if you have a depressed mood for at least two weeks and have at least five of the following symptoms:

* Feeling sad or blue

* Crying spells

* Loss of interest or pleasure in usual activities

* Significant increase or decrease in appetite

* Significant weight loss or weight gain

* Inability to sleep or excessive sleeping

* Agitation or irritability

* Fatigue or loss of energy

* Feelings of worthlessness or excessive guilt

* Thoughts of death or suicide

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