Symptoms of Depression

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Depression is called the 'common cold' of mental disorders. 


-extreme lathargy 
-disturbed sleep-early waking, insomnia
-permanent anxiety
-feelings of dispair
-lack of concentration
-loss of interest or pleasure in usual activities
-lack of sex drive
-irrational fears
-suicidal thoughts
-digestive problems

Other disorders with similar symptoms-sleep disorder, anxiety disorder, obessional behaviour.
No test for depression, diagnosis relies on self-report data or info from families and friends. 


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