Symptoms of Depression and Danger Signs of Suicide
SYMPTOMS OF MAJOR DEPRESSION
Not all people with depression will have all these symptoms or have them to the same degree.
If a person has four or more of these symptoms, if nothing can make them go away, and
if they last more than two weeks, a doctor or psychiatrist should be consulted.
- Persistent sad or "empty" mood.
- Feeling hopeless, helpless, worthless, pessimistic and or guilty .
- Substance abuse.
- Fatigue or loss of interest in ordinary activities, including sex.
- Disturbances in eating and sleeping patterns.
- Irritability, increased crying, anxiety and panic attacks.
- Difficulty concentrating, remembering or making decisions.
- Thoughts of suicide; suicide plans or attempts.
- Persistent physical symptoms or pains that do not respond to treatment.
A suicidal person urgently needs to see a doctor or psychiatrist
Credits to: Tom Arsenault and the SAVE's home page.