If you are clinically depressed you would have at least two of the following symptoms for at least 2 weeks:

  • An unusually sad mood that does not go away
  • Loss of enjoyment and interest in activities that used to be enjoyable
  • Tiredness and lack of energy

As well, people who are depressed often have other symptoms such as:

  • Loss of confidence in themselves or poor self-esteem
  • Feeling guilty when they are not at fault
  • Wishing they were dead
  • Difficulty concentrating or making decisions
  • Moving more slowly or, sometimes becoming agitated and unable to settle
  • Having sleeping difficulties or, sometimes, sleeping too much
  • Loss of interest in food or, sometimes eating too much. Changes in eating habits may lead to either loss of weight or putting on weight.

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