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Depression is a mood disorder that causes a persistent feeling of sadness and loss of interest. It affects how you feel, think and behave. Depression can lead to a variety of emotional and physical problems.

It’s more than a case of the blues. Depression isn't a weakness you can simply "snap out" of. It may require long-term treatment. But don't get discouraged. Most people with depression feel better with medication, psychotherapy or both.

Symptoms

Although depression may occur only once during your life, people typically have multiple episodes. During these episodes, symptoms occur most of the day, nearly every day and may include:

  • Feelings of sadness, tearfulness, emptiness or hopelessness
  • Angry outbursts, irritability or frustration, even over small matters
  • Loss of interest or pleasure in most or all normal activities, such as sex, hobbies or sports
  • Sleep disturbances, including insomnia or sleeping too much
  • Tiredness and lack of energy, so even small tasks take extra effort
  • Reduced appetite and weight loss or increased cravings for food and weight gain
  • Anxiety, agitation or restlessness
  • Slowed thinking, speaking or body movements
  • Feelings of worthlessness or guilt, fixating on past failures or self-blame
  • Trouble thinking, concentrating, making decisions and remembering things
  • Frequent or recurrent thoughts of death, suicidal thoughts, suicide attempts or suicide
  • Unexplained physical problems, such as back pain or headaches

For many people with depression, symptoms usually are severe enough to cause noticeable problems in day-to-day activities. Work, school, social activities or relationships with others are affected. Some people may feel generally unhappy without really knowing why. Please call for more information, 855-334-2953 or 605-444-7643.

Children and Teens

Common signs and symptoms of depression in children and teenagers are similar to those of adults, but there can be some differences. Please call for more information, 855-334-2953 or 605-444-7643.

Older Adults

Common signs and symptoms of depression in children and teenagers are similar to those of adults, but there can be some differences. Please call for more information, 855-334-2953 or 605-444-7643.

Source: mayoclinic.org

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