Depression can be more than a constant state of sadness or feeling “blue.” Major depression can cause a variety of symptoms. Some affect your mood, and others affect your body. Symptoms may also be ongoing, or come and go.
The symptoms of depression can be experienced differently among men, women, and children differently.
Mood, such as anger, aggressiveness, irritability, anxiousness, restlessness emotional well-being, such as feeling empty, sad, hopeless behaviour, such as loss of interest, no longer finding pleasure in favorite activities.
Feeling tired easily, thoughts of suicide, drinking excessively, using drugs, engaging in high-risk activities
Sexual interest, such as reduced sexual desire, lack of sexual performance cognitive abilities, such as inability to concentrate, difficulty completing tasks, delayed responses during conversations
Sleep patterns, such as insomnia, restless sleep, excessive sleepiness, not sleeping through the night physical well-being, such as fatigue, pains, headache, digestive problems
Mood, such as irritability emotional well-being, such as feeling sad or empty, anxious or hopeless
Behaviour, such as loss of interest in activities, withdrawing from social engagements, thoughts of suicide
Cognitive abilities, such as thinking or talking more slowly
sleep patterns, such as difficulty sleeping through the night, waking early, sleeping too much
Physical well-being, such as decreased energy, greater fatigue, changes in appetite, weight changes, aches, pain, headaches, increased cramps