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Depression Symptoms Check List

By Alina Morrow, LPC

Disclaimer: The symptom check list is for informational purposes only and should not be considered as a personal diagnosis. The Symptoms Check List is merely a guide which can aid you in your decision to seek treatment. Always consult with a mental health professional or medical doctor if you have concerns.

General Symptoms of Depression

The most common symptoms of depression include:

1. Depressed Moods:

  • Hopelessness and sadness feelings.
  • Feeling discouraged or empty.

2. Loss of Interest:

  • Inability to feel or experience pleasure.
  • The person loses interest in things that were pleasurable in the past such as social activities or interaction, sex, hobbies.

3. Appetite or Weight Changes:

  • Significant weight gain or loss.
  • Lack or excessive appetite.

4. Sleep Changes:

  • Insomnia
  • Hypersomnia (the person sleeps excessively).

5. Fatigue or Lack of Energy:

6. Psychomotor Retardation or Agitation:

  • Unable to sit still.
  • Anxious.
  • Restless.
  • Slow speech.
  • Slow body movement.
  • Lack of responsiveness.

7. Concentration Problems:

  • Inability to focus.
  • Difficulties making decisions.
  • Memory problems.

8. Irritability:

  • Frustration over small, insignificant things.
  • Easily annoyed.
  • Angry outbursts.

9. Self-Loathing:

  • Worthless and guilt feelings.
  • Critical attitude toward previous falls and mistakes.

10. Aches and Pains:

  • Headaches.
  • Backaches.
  • Diarrhea or constipation.
  • Abdominal pain.
  • Joint pain.

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Page Last Updated: August 20, 2018