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8 Signs you might be depressed

More and more people are being diagnosed with depression

SADNESS is part of the inherent human experience. So then where do we draw the line between being sad and having depression, or Major Depressive Disorder as scientifically known?

The World Health Organization predicted that Major Depressive Disorder (MDD) will

be one of the leading causes of disability by 2020. We are now here and depression is real.

Notwithstanding, the current Covid-19 circumstances are not making life any easier for many.

We share with you some telling signs that someone could be facing more than just sadness.

Symptoms and signs

  • Depressed mood most of the day, nearly everyday

  • Decreased pleasure in previously enjoyed activities, or inability to experience pleasure

  • An inability to concentrate

  • Excessive tiredness or previously effortless activities take too much energy

  • Poor sleep (insomnia) or sleeping too much

  • An increase or decrease in appetite associated with weight changes

  • Feelings of worthlessness or excessive or inappropriate guilt

  • Suicidal thoughts, or desire to commit suicide or a wish that one would be better off deceased



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Editor's note

American novelist Louisa May Alcott said it best when she said “Far away there in the sunshine are my highest aspirations. I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty, believe in them, and try to follow where they lead.”

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