When individuals experience depression, it is often unexplainable and difficult to verbalize to yourself and to others. Different factors such as genetics, environment, life events, also, can lead to episodes of “waves” of depression. Depression is hard to understand but there is hope.

Some of the most common emotional and psychological symptoms of depression can be:

Change in eating patterns
Sudden changes in your mood (irritability, frustration, impatience)
Poor hygiene habits
Change in your weight (either increased or decreased)
Unexplainable sadness
Experience the need to just stay home and not do anything
Isolating yourself from friends and family (even if you are surrounded by people who love you and care for you)
Feelings of wanting to cry
Sudden tearfulness
Feeling stuck
Headaches, body aches
Feelings of not wanting to live
Intense feelings of guilt
Feelings unloved and feeling like there is no way out
Being in a “black hole”

*If you believe you have a medical condition, please make an appointment with your primary care physician first.