What are symptoms of depression?


There are many symptoms that people with clinical depression can expereince here is a few you common ones; 

Psychological symptoms

The psychological symptoms of depression include:

  • continuous low mood or sadness
  • feeling hopeless and helpless
  • having low self-esteem 
  • feeling tearful
  • feeling guilt-ridden
  • feeling irritable and intolerant of others 
  • having no motivation or interest in things
  • finding it difficult to make decisions
  • not getting any enjoyment out of life
  • feeling anxious or worried 
  • having suicidal thoughts or thoughts of harming yourself

Physical symptoms

The physical symptoms of depression include:

  • moving or speaking more slowly than usual 
  • changes in appetite or weight (usually decreased, but sometimes increased) 
  • unexplained aches and pains
  • lack of energy
  • low sex drive 
  • changes to your menstrual cycle
  • disturbed sleep or  finding it difficult to fall asleep at night ,waking up very early in the morning

Social symptoms

The social symptoms of depression include:

  • not doing well at work
  • avoiding contact with friends
  •  taking part in fewer social activities
  • neglecting your hobbies and interests
  • having difficulties in your home and family life


If you are in an emergency situation that requires the police, ambulance , please STOP now and contact emergency services on 999. 

If your situation needs quick attention but is not life-threatening, you can also get immediate medical advice on the NHS phone number 111.

If you’re having suicidal thoughts, you can call Samaritans 24 hours a day, on 116 123.





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