How do I know if I'm depressed?

Depression can be caused by a number of varying factors, including traumatic incidents, chemical imbalances and side effects of medication. If you think that you may be depressed, your physician can perform several tests to determine the probable cause. Some of the symptoms of depression can include the following:

  • Unexplained feelings of melancholy
  • Irritability
  • Fatigue
  • Weight loss, or weight gain
  • Disrupted sleeping patterns
  • Lowered ability to concentrate
  • Diminished interest in activities previously enjoyed

If you feel you may be suffering the effects of depression, contact your physician

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