Do You Meet The Criteria For Major Depression?

DepressionThousands of people suffer from depression and don’t even know it.  Often their symptoms are only mild to moderate in severity  over time, individuals learn to adapt to an unnecessary struggle with depression.

These symptoms most likely won’t just go away and they can only get worse.  If you find yourself identifying with several of these traits then I suggest you see your physician or better yet a psychiatrist as soon as possible.

Here are the more common symptoms of depression:

  • Depressed Mood
  • Increased Anxiety
  • Increased Irritability
  • Low Energy Level
  • Restlessness
  • Lack of Interest in Previously Enjoyed Activities
  • Sleep Disturbance
    • Initial Insomnia
    • Frequent awakenings
    • Increased need for sleep
    • Feeling tired upon awakening
  • Decreased or Increased Appetite
  • Feelings of Worthlessness
  • Difficulty Concentrating
  • Racing Thoughts
  • Intrusive Thoughts
  • Feelings of Hopelessness and/or Helplessness
  • Active or Passive Thoughts of Hurting Yourself and/or Others
  • Crying Spells

Mark Webb is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in private practice at South Georgia Psychiatric and Counseling Center in Valdosta. Mark Webb is also the author of How To Be A Great Partner and founder of Partner Focused Relationships™.  Sign up for Mark Webb’s “Relationship Strategies”  Ezine ($100 Value).  Just visit his website at http://www.powerfulrelationshipadvice.com or http://www.therelationshipspecialist.com

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