Wednesday, March 7, 2012

11 Warning Signs of Depression from Yahoo! Health

Depression can range from everyday blues to something more serious. Being a survivor puts you at greater risk for suffering from depression. Below is an excellent article listing warning signs of depression. If you think you may have depression, there is treatment that can help, please talk to your Dr if you are experiencing and of the signs and symptoms below:

1. Persistent sad, anxious, or "empty" feelings

2. Feelings of hopelessness, worthlessness, or helplessness

3. Frequent crying episodes

4. Increased agitation and restlessness

5. Fatigue and decreased energy

6. Loss of interest in activities or hobbies that were once pleasurable

7. Difficulty concentrating, remembering details, and making decisions

8. Sleeping too much or not enough

9. Poor appetite or overeating

10. Expressing thoughts of dying or suicide

 **Call 911 or the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at (800) 273-8255**

11. Persistent aches or pains, headaches, cramps, or digestive problems that don't ease with treatment

Here is the link to the full article:

11 Warning Signs of Depression | Yahoo! Health


Claudia said...

Wow, that's some article. I have also learned that depression can be worsened by poor nutrition and lack of exercise. They touch on it a bit in #9. Because then the body is not producing vital chemicals, like endorphins that help a person become happy and energized. It fascinates me how so many things are connected.

<3 Claudia

e said...

Thank you Claudia, I agree 100% maybe you could be a guest blogger for nutrition and exercise.