What are the symptoms of Depression?
Most common symptoms are a deep feeling of sadness or a marked loss of interest or pleasure in activities.
Other symptoms include:-
- Changes in appetite that results in weight loss or gains
- Insomnia or oversleeping
- Loss of energy or increased fatigue, restlessness or irritability
- Feeling of worthlessness or inappropriate guilt
- Difficulty in thinking, concentration or making decision
- Suicidal thoughts
Myths & Facts about depression:
Myth 1: Depression is not a real illness.
Fact: depression is a medical illness; a health problem related to the brain and is the major cause of disability. Research has shown involvement of abnormal brain activities in patients with depression; hence it should not be confused with ordinary sadness.
Myth 2: Depressed people cry a lot.
Fact: it’s not always true. Some people don’t cry or even act terribly sad when they are depressed. Instead they are emotionally “blank”and may feel worthlessness. Even without dramatic symptoms; untreated depression prevents people from living life to its fullest.