Frequently Asked Questions

7. What are the symptoms of depression?

Symptoms of depression often vary depending upon the person. Common symptoms include

  • feeling nervous or emotionally empty
  • tiredness or a "slowed down" feeling
  • feeling guilty or worthless
  • restlessness and irritability
  • feeling like life is not worth living
  • sleep problems such as insomnia, oversleeping or wakefulness in the middle of the night
  • eating more or less than usual, usually with unplanned weight gain or loss
  • having persistent headaches, stomach-aches or other chronic pain that does not go away when treated
  • loss of interest in once pleasurable activities
  • frequent crying
  • difficulty focusing, remembering or making decisions
  • thoughts of death or suicide.