😔Most of us feel sad, lonely, or depressed at times. It's a normal reaction to loss, life's struggles, or injured self-esteem. But when these feelings become overwhelming, cause physical symptoms, and last for long periods of time, they can keep you from leading a normal, active life. ⚠️That's when it's time to seek medical help.
The following symptoms are typically present for at least two weeks, and depending on the number of symptoms, one can classify depression as mild, moderate or severe:
😔Persistent sad, anxious, or “empty” mood.
😔Feelings of hopelessness, or pessimism.
😔Feelings of guilt, worthlessness, or failure.
😔Loss of interest or pleasure in hobbies and activities.
😔Decreased energy or fatigue.
😔Moving or talking more slowly.
😔Feeling restless or having trouble sitting still.
😔Difficulty concentrating, remembering, or making decisions.
😔Difficulty sleeping, early-morning awakening, or oversleeping.
😔Appetite and/or weight changes.
😔Thoughts of death or suicide, or suicide attempts.
😔Aches or pains, headaches, cramps, or digestive problems without a clear physical cause and/or that do not ease even with treatment. For more information, call your doctor or request an appointment with us at ☎️(305) 222.9154