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7 Signs of Depression to
Watch Out For
Everyone’s mood can vary from day to day.
However, if you’re feeling sad and irritable for days
at a time or have a loss of interest in activities you
love, these could be signs of depression.
Depression is more than simply going through a
rough patch. It’s a serious, recognized mental
health condition that can make daily life difficult for
those affected. Read on to learn more about
common depression symptoms in women and men
so you can be prepared to help yourself and/or the
ones you love with the right treatment.
Common Depression Signs
It’s important to remember that depression and
anxiety symptoms often go hand in hand. For a
proper diagnosis, it’s important to talk to a licensed
mental health professional or your doctor.
Here are a handful of depression symptoms to
watch out for.
1. Feelings of helplessness or hopelessness
One major sign of depression is feelings of guilt or
hopelessness that last more than two weeks.
Depression isn’t always just feeling sad. Many
people may experience other negative emotions
that make it difficult to go about their daily life.
2. Loss of interest in daily activities
Hobbies, work, and relationships should be sources
of joy. Losing interest in doing the things you love or
your daily activities is another sign of depression.
3. Appetite or weight changes
Many individuals report a decrease in their appetite
when it comes to depression and anxiety disorders.
This can lead to weight loss in the long term which
can be detrimental to your physical health.
4. Changes in sleep
Depression is a mental illness, and like other mood
disorders, it can also affect your sleep. Many
people with depression find it difficult to fall asleep
and stay asleep, which can create a negative cycle.
5. Anger or irritability
Major depression can also cause mood swings in
individuals. This isn’t to be confused with bipolar
disorder, as it is characterized by quick shifts in
6. Loss of energy
It’s no surprise that depression can lead to a lack of
energy. Trouble sleeping and being interested in
daily activities naturally leads to feeling more
Depression causes major emotions, including
feelings of worthlessness. This can lead to low-self
esteem and self-loathing.