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What are some of the signs and symptoms of depression?

Depression can have lots of different symptoms that can vary from person to person. The main symptom is feeling sad and miserable most of the time. It is common for people with depression to stop finding enjoyment in usually enjoyable activities, to want to stay home rather than go out and withdraw from family and friends. Some people may also experience tiredness, trouble sleeping, a change in weight or appetite, or headaches or muscle pains.

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Author: Dr Joanne Van der Velden PhD, BSc (Hons)
First answered: 27 Oct 2014
Last reviewed: 14 May 2019
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Category: Bipolar disorder


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