Depression is not just about feeling sad or upset. It is a complex condition which greatly affects your everyday life for more than a two week period and impairs your ability to function. It may leave you thinking and feeling that you are stuck in a dark place and are alone. There are a number of depression conditions that can affect your mental health such as clinical depression, seasonal affective disorder and persistent depressive disorder. Below are a number of symptoms of depression and other resources that can support and inform you of the condition.
Symptoms of depression include:
Some symptoms such as slowed movements or increase in purposeless physical activity, may be recognised by others before yourself.