Depression


Depression is a psychological condition that changes how you think and feel. Is also affects your social behavior and sense of physical well being. We have all felt that at one time or another, but if these feelings linger, intensify and begin to interfere with work, school or family responsibilities, it may be depression.


Signs of Depression
  • If you have any one of the following symptoms you might be suffering from depression and should consider seeking help.

  • Feeling sad or empty most of the day at least for two weeks
  • Diminished interst or pleasure in all or almost all daily activities
  • Unprovoked crying spells
  • Extremely low sense of self worth or unprovoked feelings of guilt
  • Significant decrease in appetite leading to weight loss
  • Either difficulty in sleeping, waking up at 2 or 3 am, or feeling excessively sleepy throughout the day
  • Feeling either very agitated or very lethargic and slow
  • Unusual fatigue and loss of energy
  • Difficulty in concentrating on normal activity
  • Recurrent thoughts of death or suicidal ideas.
  • *(From the American Psychiatric Association Diagnostic and Statistical Classification of Mental Disorders, fourth edition.)
Depression is a passing phase. The darkest hour is before dawn. There is light at the end of the tunnel.