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10 Most Common Symptoms of Depression

Millions of people suffer with depression, and it does come in a number of forms. The most common, clinical depression, causes general sadness, a loss of interest in activities that were once fun and pleasurable, and oftentimes, causes thoughts of suicide.

There are lots of symptoms that doctors use to diagnose the condition, but if you’ve been feeling sad, or you’re worried about a loved one, you can look at these symptoms and come to a conclusion. Take a look at these top 10 most common symptoms of depression and see if your condition, or a friend’s condition, is worth speaking to a doctor about.


Generally if you have even just a few of these symptoms, it’s possible that you are suffering from this psychological condition.

1. Fatigue

Though a symptom caused by lots of other conditions, when combined with other depression symptoms, fatigue is a tell-tale sign that you have the condition.

People with depression will experience emotional changes that can impact their physical health, making them feel overall more tired and unable to move as quickly. Their thought processes will slow down and they will have very little energy to get up and about, and get things done like they used to.

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