According to the National Institute of Mental Health the following symptoms are
- According to the National Institute of Mental Health the following symptoms are signs of possible depression if if last for two weeks or long should be evaluated by a mental health practitioner.
- Persistent sad, anxious, or “empty” mood
- Feelings of hopelessness, or pessimism
- Feelings of helplessness, worthlessness or guilt,
- Loss of interest or pleasure in past interests, hobbies and activities
- Decreased energy or fatigue
- Moving or talking more slowly
- Feeling restless or having trouble sitting still
- Difficulty concentrating, remembering, or making decisions
- Difficulty sleeping, early-morning awakening, or oversleeping
- Appetite and/or weight changes
- Thoughts of death or suicide, or suicide attempts
- Aches or pains, headaches, cramps, or digestive problems without a clear physical cause and/or that do not ease even with treatment.
If you experience any of the above signs or symptoms consultation with a mental health provider is highly encouraged. If you are experiencing any of the above signs or symptoms I would be happy to talk with you further and explore how I can assist you.