Depression is a medical condition that is widely prevalent in America and can affect anyone, no matter your sex, age, or gender. According to the National Institute of Mental Health, it is estimated that over 16 million Americans experienced depression in 2016 alone. There are a number of potential contributing risk factors that may increase a person’s chances of experiencing depression. While each person may experience depression differently, here is a list of symptoms many people with depression experience.
- Loss of enjoyment with normal activities that once gave you joy
- Bouts of insomnia or excessive sleeping
- Isolating yourself from friends, family, or the public
- Feeling restless or anxious, seemingly for no reason
- Having difficulty concentrating or completing tasks
- Focusing on negative thoughts
- Thoughts of self-harm, harming others, or suicide
- Changes in appetite with weight loss or weight gain
- Lack of energy or desire to perform normal self-care, such as showering or tending to personal hygiene
If you find yourself experiencing any of these symptoms and it is affecting your everyday life please call our office to discuss possible treatment options.