Major Depression

You have major depression if you feel depressed most of the time. Here are some more symptoms:

  • Things that normally brought you pleasure no longer do so
  • Picking up, or losing, weight
  • Sleeping poorly: insomnia or sleep difficulties
  • Feeling edgy and unsettled, or else very lethargic and listless
  • Feeling fatigued and without energy
  • Feeling unimportant, worthless or guilty
  • Difficulty in focusing or decision-making
  • Thinking of suicide

If you have experienced five of these symptoms persistently over a two week period, you may have major depression.

Depression quiz