We all experience feeling ‘down’ at times, or having the “blues”. However, when these states are ongoing and almost every day, then we might experience depression. When suffering from depression, you may experience changes in your mood, behavior, cognition, sleep patterns and somatic feelings. For example, your mood might be anxious, sad, depressed, with apathy or inabilty to function, a feeling of general discontent, guilt, hopelessness, and a loss of interest or pleasure in activities. Your behavior might feel more agitated, with excessive worrying or crying, and you might feel more irritable or restless and socially isolated. Your sleep might be impacted with insomnia or excessive sleeping, restless sleep or early wakening. You might experience weight changes, either weight loss or weight gain, and excessive hunger, fatigue, or loss of appetite. Cognitively, you might feel a lack of concentration, slowness in activity, or even thoughts of suicide.
Common of Depression are: