Signs and Symptoms

Signs and Symptoms

Depression: Signs & Symptoms

  • Lethargy: loss of energy and/or motivation
  • Aches and pains with no physical cause
  • Changes in sleep patterns: insomnia, hypersomnia, sleeping during the day and up during the night
  • A depressed or empty mood
  • A loss of pleasure in activities
  • A substantial unplanned weight loss or gain
  • Restlessness, irritability
  • Feelings of helplessness or hopelessness
  • Excessive or inappropriate guilt
  • Difficulty in thinking clearly
  • Recurrent thoughts of death or suicide

Anxiety: Signs and Symptoms

  • Excessive anxiety and worry occurring in several areas of life such as work and home
  • The person finds it difficult to control the worry
  • The anxiety and worry are associated with 3 (or more) of the following 6 symptoms
    1. Restlessness or feeling keyed up or on edge
    2. Being easily fatigued
    3. Difficulty concentrating or mind going blank
    4. Irritability
    5. Muscle tension
    6. Sleep disturbance (difficulty falling or staying asleep, or restless unsatisfying sleep)
  • The anxiety or worry causes distress or impairment in social, occupational, or other important areas of functioning.