Am I Depressed? 8 Common Symptoms of Depression

Understanding Depression and Finding Hope

8 Common Symptoms of Depression:

While each form of depression looks different, there are 8 common symptoms many people experience. 

1. A Persistent Low Mood

Of course, we all understand that the hallmark symptom of depression is feeling sad. Yet, many people with depression report it feels more like a dark cloud of hopelessness, anxiety, worry, or dread.

Unlike sadness, these low moods aren’t alleviated by self-care or engaging in social situations. These persistent moods are all-consuming and can feel overwhelming for many people.

Written by Martin Davis