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Thrive Integrative Psychiatry
117 NW 8th St
McMinnville, OR 97128

 

 

Ph. 503.379.0208
Fax 503.662.6068

Our Office Serves:

TMS McMinnville

TMS Newberg

TMS Sherwood

TMS Salem

TMS Willamette Valley

Depression Symptoms

The symptoms of depression can vary from person to person. However, depression is generally observed as being a persistent state of sadness or a loss of the ability to experience pleasure. Those experiencing depression often lose interest in everyday activities or hobbies that were once enjoyed.

 

According to the standard diagnosis guide (DSM-V) published by the American Psychiatric Association, depression is diagnosed when an individual is experiencing either a depressed mood or a loss of interest or pleasure plus four or more of the following symptoms during the same two-week period:

  • Significant weight loss (when not dieting) or weight gain (a change of more than five percent of body weight in a month)

  • Significant increase or decrease in appetite

  • Excessive sleepiness or insomnia

  • Agitation and restlessness

  • Fatigue or loss of energy nearly every day

  • Feelings of worthlessness or excessive and inappropriate guilt nearly every day

  • Diminished ability to think, concentrate, or make decisions

  • Recurrent thoughts of death or suicide

 

If you feel you are experiencing any of these depression symptoms, contact your doctor and speak with them about your depression treatment options.