Am I Depressed? 8 Common Symptoms of Depression

4. Trouble With Memory


Depression takes a significant toll on the brain. Many people that have been diagnosed with depression report extreme difficulties in short-term memory, concentration, and forgetfulness. Research has shown depression can shrink the hippocampus, the area of the brain involved in memory and learning. 

The good news? Long-term memories aren’t reported to be affected by depression.


Written by Martin Davis