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What Is Depression Symptoms Signs

Depression with Abraham the Pharmacist. What Is Depression Symptoms. Symptoms Of Depression. Signs Of Depression.

In this weeks video we’re looking at What is Depression Symptoms What Are The Symptoms and Signs. This is going to be your simple, step by step, scientifically backed guide.

00:00 What Is Depression Symptoms Signs?

00:17 What Is The Difference Between Depression And Anxiety?

01:01 What Are The Symptoms And Signs Of Depression?

03:58 What Are The Physical Signs Of Depression In Men Or Women?

06:12 What Causes And Triggers Depression?

07:20 Social Interaction Changes With Depression?

08:33 When To Seek Medical Advice For Depression?


Depression is more than simply feeling unhappy or fed up for a few days.

Most people go through periods of feeling down, but when you're depressed you feel persistently sad for weeks or months, rather than just a few days.

Some people think depression is trivial and not a genuine health condition. They're wrong – it is a real illness with real symptoms. Depression is not a sign of weakness or something you can "snap out of" by "pulling yourself together".

The good news is that with the right treatment and support, most people with depression can make a full recovery.


Depression affects people in different ways and can cause a wide variety of symptoms.

They range from lasting feelings of unhappiness and hopelessness, to losing interest in the things you used to enjoy and feeling very tearful. Many people with depression also have symptoms of anxiety.

There can be physical symptoms too, such as feeling constantly tired, sleeping badly, having no appetite or sex drive, and various aches and pains.

The symptoms of depression range from mild to severe. At its mildest, you may simply feel persistently low in spirit, while severe depression can make you feel suicidal, that life is no longer worth living.

Most people experience feelings of stress, anxiety or low mood during difficult times. A low mood may improve after a short period of time, rather than being a sign of depression. More symptoms of depression can be found at

Depression self-assessment:

There are many symptoms of depression, including low mood, feelings of hopelessness, low self-esteem, lack of energy and problems with sleep. The more symptoms someone has, the more likely they are to be depressed. This test will help you to assess whether you could be suffering from depression. Answer the questions based on how you've been feeling during the last two weeks -


See a GP if you experience symptoms of depression for most of the day, every day, for more than 2 weeks. A low mood may improve after a short time.


Find a local NHS urgent mental health helpline (England only)

NHS urgent mental health helplines are for people of all ages.

You can call for:

- 24-hour advice and support - for you, your child, your parent or someone you care for

help to speak to a mental health professional

- An assessment to help decide on the best course of care

- You may need urgent help for many reasons.

The important thing to know is you will not be wasting anyone's time.

Please visit the following link for NHS urgent mental health helpline

For mental health charity and volunteer services please find the following links,


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This video is for information only and should not be used for the diagnosis or treatment of medical conditions. Abraham The Pharmacist has used all reasonable care in compiling the information but make no warranty as to its accuracy. Always consult a doctor or other healthcare professional for diagnosis and treatment of medical conditions.



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