Major depression is one of the most common mental illnesses, affecting 6.7% (more than 16 million) of U.S. American adults each year.
Like screenings for other illnesses, depression screenings should be a routine part of healthcare.
People suffering from depression often experience some of these key symptoms.
You feel empty Sadness can certainly be a sign, but once you start experiencing an empty feeling you might be able to tell that it's depression. You're way more irritable than usual Feelings of restlessness or excessive irritability can be signs of depression. You're getting really thin If you experience significant weight loss without trying, or without a diet, you could be depressed. You're thinking about death If you find yourself focusing on death or suicide, with or without a specific plan, seek help. You may very likely be depressed. You're having trouble concentrating Depression can make it harder for you to focus on tasks at hand and can also make it more difficult for you to make decisions.