What Are The Signs & Symptoms Of Depression?

Depression can manifest in many different ways.

Your experience of depression will be completely unique, and your recovery will be a personal journey.

That is why our treatment for depression at EmotionMatters is designed around you.

Signs & Symptoms Of Depression

Let’s take a look at some of the signs that may indicate you are struggling with depression. Depression can affect your thoughts, behaviours, emotions, and your overall physical health.

Psychological Effects Of Depression

Here are some of the psychological symptoms that point to the presence of depression:

  • Guilt
  • Trouble making decisions
  • Trouble concentrating
  • Thoughts of harming yourself
  • Trouble remembering
  • Low mood
  • Angry outbursts
  • Hopelessness
  • Sadness

Social Effects Of Depression

Depression can have negative effects on your social life. Social effects of depression can include:

  • Loss of interest in friends, family and favourite activities, including sex
  • Substance abuse, including excessive drinking and binge eating
  • Missing work, university, meetings or other commitments
  • Attempts to harm yourself
  • Withdrawing from people

Physical Effects Of Depression

Depression can have negative consequences on your health. Some of the physical effects you may experience are:

  • Unexplained aches and pains
  • Changes in appetite
  • Weight loss
  • Weight gain
  • Changes in sleep – sleeping too little or too much
  • Sexual problems
  • Tiredness or lack of energy

If you are experiencing symptoms of depression, it is important that you seek treatment. Your symptoms, even when they are severe, can improve with the right interventions.

Our team at EmotionMatters can help you get your life back on track. We have a multidisciplinary team who can help you overcome depression:

Psychotherapists – talking therapy to help you understand your triggers of depression and find new ways to enjoy life and relationships

Nutritional Therapy – diet, lifestyle and health interventions to balance your body chemistry

Psychiatry – medical assessment and antidepressants