Recognizing the Signs of Depression


Each year, more than 19 million Americans suffer from some type of depressive illness. Most cases of depression are treatable; More than 80% of people with clinical depression can recover successfully and resume normal, happy, productive lives.

Atypical depression is a subtype of depression with certain specific characteristics.

A person with classic clinical depression has at least 5 of the following symptoms or signs:

Sadness
Loss of energy
Feelings of hopelessness or devaluation.
Eating too much
Resulting in weight gain
Loss of enjoyment of once pleasurable things
Difficult to focus
Uncontrollable crying
Irritability
Insomnia or excessive sleep.
Unexplained pains and discomfort.
Stomach pain and digestive problems.
Problems with social and labor relations.
Have the feeling of being overwhelmed.

Depression is a medical disease such as hypertension or diabetes. It is important to seek help.

The Centers for Hearts and Healthy Souls celebrate life, encouraging people to join faith and good health. Learn to help yourself, a friend or relative to recognize the signs and seek help for depression. Start by talking with your primary care doctor or a friend.

This video is possible thanks to a grant from the Staunton Farm Foundation.

Video credits to Mattie Woods YouTube channel





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Recognizing the Signs of Depression

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