Depression is more common than you might think, however, it is also often misdiagnosed when people feel down or are going through a tough period in their lives. Here is a list of common depression symptoms. Many people do not experience them all but if you have a few of these it might be worth seeking some help. Depression does not always mean treatment through medication. Often, other therapies can also help, such as psychotherapy, CBT or hypnotherapy.

  • Low mood almost all day, every day
  • Loss of interest or enjoyment in activities you normally like
  • Feeling weepy, bursting into tears uncontrollably
  • Feeling guilty, worthless or useless a lot of the time
  • Lack of motivation, even for the simple thing sin life
  • Lack of concentration, even to watch tv, read or work
  • Lack of sleep or waking up early and unable to get back to sleep
  • Lack of energy, always tired
  • Going off sex and affection
  • Poor appetite resulting in weight loss
  • Too much appetite resulting in weight gain
  • Often irritable, restless and agitated
  • Symptoms are generally worse in the mornings
  • Physical symptoms such as more frequent headaches, chest pain or general aches
  • Preoccupation with death or suicide, thinking about it a lot

The more of these symptoms you are experiencing, the more likely it is that you are suffering from depression and should see a GP.