Depression-Symptoms


Depression-Symptoms


  • Duration of Illness > 2 week to establish a diagnosis of depression
  • Sleep Disturbances-Usually Insomnia [Early morning Awakening, reduced latency of REM Sleep]
  • Loss of interest-Loses interest in activities which used to interest him earlier [Anhedonia]
  • Guilt-Excessive Guilt Feelings
  • Lack of energy-Decreased energy levels with easy fatigability
  • Cognition / Concentration-Decreased energy levels with easy fatigability
  • Appetite-Usually Decrease Appetite and weight loss
  • Psychomotor-Psychomotor agitation [Restless] or retardation
  • Suicide-Suicide thoughts and sadness of mood

Most critical symptoms of depression: Mnemonic-SWAG

S-SUICIDE

W-WEIGHT LOSS

A-ANHEDONIA

G-GUILT

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