Symptoms of depression

See below to find out what feelings, thoughts, physical problems and behaviours are common when you are depressed.


  • Crying, lying in bed in the day, not able to get up in the morning.
  • Withdrawing from and avoiding friends and others.
  • Drop in recreational activities.
  • Drop in work or school attendance.
  • Neglecting responsiblities and personal appearance.
  • Becoming restless and agitated.


  • Self-criticism (I'm really hopeless).
  • Self-blames (It's all my fault, I should have done better).
  • Thoughts of death and suicide.
  • Critical thoughts about others (He's not much of a friend).
  • Concentration and memory problems. Problems making decisions.


  • Sadness.
  • No pleasure.
  • Irritability.
  • Guilt.
  • Anxiety.
  • Numb inside.


  • Tiredness and lack of energy.
  • Sleeping too much or waking up in the night.
  • Eating too little or too much.
  • Weight loss or gain.
  • No interest in sex.
  • Aches and pains.