Depression symptoms are easy to overlook for both the person suffering from the depression and their friends and family. With today's knowledge about depression, their is no need for the person experiencing these symptoms to suffer.
One common symptom of depression is a long period of sadness or simply not feeling up to it no matter what the activity. This moping around and constant state of sadness is probably the number one sign of depression.
Another common symptom is a pessimistic attitude toward most things. A person going through depression will feel and act as if they have nothing going for them and possibly nothing to live for.
Causes for the sadness, such as extreme guilt are other symptoms to be on the look out for. Because you or someone you know may feel so guilty about something, you feel bad if you are happy. This causes you to be in a constant state of sadness. Helplessness is also another common cause of the constant sadness. When a person feels totally helpless and that nothing can go right no matter what they do, they will then do nothing. This essentially paralyzes the person into a state of constant moping and sadness.
Physical signs of depression are also often time present as well. You may become extremely tired and void of any energy. Even though you are extremely tired, you may not be able to get the required amount of sleep. Because you have lost all hope, you may not be eating properly or maintaining your personal appearance to the same standards you would have before.
Mental fatigue can also be a sign that you or someone you know is depressed. When a person lacks interest in the world around them, and becomes hopeless, the mentally begin to shut down as well. This mental breakdown may cause the person to forget things or not pay attention when you are trying to interact with them directly.
These are just a few of the symptoms of depression and if you or someone you know are experiencing any or all of these symptoms, it is recommended that you seek the services of a professional trained in to treat depression soon. Depression can be overcome, but may require you to take that first step and seek help.