Symptoms of Depression 1

Monday, April 05, 2010

Depression is a disease that can affect anyone. There is a very high likelihood that you or someone you know will suffer from depression. In todays 60 Second Housecall, Dr. Edward Hill discusses the emotional symptoms of depression.

Dr. Hill:

Depression is a very serious illness. It can skew your view of the world, making everything seem hopeless. It can make work and home life almost impossible. It can make you feel utterly alone.

But you're not alone. Right now, Nineteen million Americans are living with depression. And the good news is, there are very successful treatments.

Some symptoms of depression include:

Feeling sad, empty, hopeless or numb. These feelings are with you most of the day, every day.

Loss of interest in things you used to enjoy.

Irritability or anxiety.

Trouble making decisions. Depression can make it hard to think clearly or concentrate.

Feeling guilty or worthless. You might feel guilty for things that aren't your fault or that you have no control over.

Thoughts of death and suicide.

Clinical depression is very treatable. With treatment, these symptoms will improve in more than eighty percent of people. Please seek professional help if you have these depression symptoms.

For North Mississippi Medical Center, Im Dr. Edward Hill.