What are the symptoms of Depression?
In my experience of working with people troubled by Depression, there can be a common combination of Psychological and Physical signs;
Psychological Signs of Depression;
avoidance of people, even close friends
strong feelings of guilt, shame , failure, and worthlessness
thinking about suicide and death
sadness that is persistent
loss of self esteem and confidence
a lack of pleasure and joy generally
problems organising oneself at work or school or college etc
a disconnection from cause and effect.
The Physical signs of Depression;
sore joints and achey body pains
inability to eat properly
feeling anxious a lot of the time
impulse to self harm in different ways
Sleep disturbances or insomnia
Sexual problems or loss of sex drive
reliance on the use of stimulants like drugs or alcohol to feel better.