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Depression inhibits a person’s ability to sleep, eat and think. Without treatment, it can last for weeks, months or years. In any given year, more than 19 million American adults suffer from depression.

Symptoms of Depression include:

  • Noticeable change of appetite
  • Noticeable change in sleeping pattern
  • Loss of interest and pleasure in activities formerly enjoyed
  • Persistent sad, anxious, or "empty" mood
  • Feelings of hopelessness, pessimism
  • Restlessness, irritability
  • Decreased energy, fatigue, being "slowed down"
  • Feelings of worthlessness
  • Persistent feelings of hopelessness
  • Feelings of inappropriate guilt
  • Inability to concentrate or think, indecisiveness
  • Recurring thoughts of death or suicide, wishing to die, or attempting suicide (Note: Individuals with this symptom should receive treatment immediately!)
  • Melancholia
  • Waking at least two hours earlier than normal in the morning
  • Feeling more depressed in the morning
  • Moving significantly more slowly
  • Disturbed thinking
  • Physical symptoms, such as headaches, digestive disorders and chronic pain