Harvard Health Letter

Depression: Is it just a slump or something more?

It’s normal to feel sad sometimes, but symptoms of depression should not be ignored, especially if you suspect you are depressed. Classic depression symptoms include feelings of hopelessness, worthlessness, apathy, sadness, and despair; difficulty concentrating, making decisions, sleeping, or eating; thoughts of suicide; and a loss of interest in activities. These may be accompanied by physical symptoms such as aches and pains, fatigue, and changes in sleep or appetite. Waiting to see if symptoms pass can make depression worse.
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