DEPRESSION IS A MANY SPLENDORED THING. IT HAS SO MANY FACES, IT MAKES IT HARD TO DIAGNOSE AND TREAT.
wanting needing the hurting to stop. While I didn’t have the soul-crushing ennui, I can relate. And to think that there are people who, through no real fault of their own, are just done with life. They can’t see the light at the end of the tunnel. They can’t imagine a time when they will ever feel normal or happy again. So, what do you do? Are you the one depressed? Do you know someone who is? How can you be sure?
(1) depressed mood most of the day, nearly every day, as indicated by either subjective report (from the person) or observation by others.(2) markedly diminished interest or pleasure in all, or almost all, activities most of the day, nearly every day.(3) significant weight loss when not dieting or weight gain (e.g., a change of more than 5 % of body weight in a month).(4) insomnia or hypersomnia (over sleeping) nearly every day.(5) psychomotor agitation or retardation nearly every day (observed by others, not merely the subjective feeling of restlessness or feeling slowed down).(6) fatigue or loss of energy nearly every day.(7) feelings of worthlessness or excessive or inappropriate guilt nearly every day (not merely self-reproach or guilt about being sick).(8) diminished ability to think or concentrate, or indecisiveness, nearly every day.(9) recurrent thoughts of death (not just fear of dying), recurrent thoughts of suicide without a specific plan, or a suicide attempt or a specific plan for committing suicide.
I caution anyone from getting their information from just “anyone” on the web about any psychological condition.
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