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Depression Symptoms

It is generally accepted that mood disorders such as depression can have four causes: biological e.g. genetic factors; psychodynamic e.g. unconscious conflicts and hostile feelings; behavioural e.g. insufficient positive reinforcements; cognitive e.g. perceiving the world negatively. Consequently, symptoms of depression vary. Some problematic symptoms include:

  • Feeling unloved – who would want to love me
  • Not loving – what’s the sense of it
  • Not seeing any point in anything
  • Giving up doing anything – it’s all too hard
  • Condescending of self – putting yourself down
  • No energy to do anything – I’m too tired
  • Disinterested in sex
  • Disinterested in life – what’s the purpose of it
  • No motivation – nothing that interests you, no goals, objectives etc.
  • Feelings of shame, misery and guilt
  • Sense of failure
  • Feelings of worthlessness
  • Not looking after yourself – cleaning teeth, getting hair cut, bathing, etc.

Depression symptoms are on a scale from mild to severe, so determining if you are suffering from depression and to what level is very important in the treatment and therapeutic process.

Visit our page on Dealing with Depression for more information.