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How can I know whether I have a depression or not?

Posted by Milla Leppo on 1 year ago


People having some psychological or psychiatric problems, very often do not realize that, or they may as well consider certain symptoms to be a result of some other problems, that is why a consultation from a doctor may be necessary to not mistake.

Answered by msage982  on Mar 12, 2018
Depression is an insidious disease which, on its first stages, is easy to confuse with fatigue. If you notice developing several of the following symptoms, and if they last for a month or more, consult with a specialist immediately.

Slow (compared to usual) thinking, speaking, and body movements
Experiencing problems with decision making, focusing on current tasks, or remembering things
Unproportionate anger outbursts occurring over even the least important matters
Problems with sleep, such as insomnia or, on the contrary, excessive sleepiness all day long
Fatigue; even the smallest activity causes excessive tiredness, and working requires extra efforts.
Loss of interest to activities that were once favorite
Decreased libido, loss of interest to sex and romance
Sudden physical problems that have no explanation (for example, constant headaches while being absolutely healthy)
Constant anxiety, worrying over everything, inability to interact with people normally
Constant sadness, guilt, or fear; blaming yourself for mistakes made in the past; episodes of self-reproaching
Either reduced appetite, or increased craving for food (up to bulimia)
Suicidal thoughts/attempts, frequent thoughts about death, committing suicide (well, the latter is not rather a symptom already)
Answered by Ashley Ellis  on Jul 2, 2016
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