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Symptoms of Depression

August 18, 2015 beninguide 0 Comments

Nearly 15 million adults in the United States suffer from depression, and millions more probably have yet to seek an official diagnosis and treatment. Depression strikes people of all ages and has a variety of causes including chemical imbalances and trauma. Studies show that the depression seems to run in families and that if one or both of your parents has been diagnosed with it, your risk of also being diagnosed is increased. What are the symptoms of depression?

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While they vary from person to person, here is a general list :

  • Persistent feelings of sadness or worthlessness
  • Muscle aches and pains
  • Sleep disturbances
  • Changes in appetite
  • Lack of energy
  • Difficulties with attention and focus
  • Loss of interest in activities and hobbies
  • Persistent thoughts of death or dying

If you or someone you know is struggling with these symptoms there is help available through behavioral health services in Kentucky. Anti-depressants can help and counseling with a qualified therapist is a must. There are also a variety of in person and online support groups available. The first step is to see your physician for a full exam to rule out any underlying health conditions that could be causing your symptoms, and then a referral to a mental health professional.

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