Common symptoms of Depression

How you might feel How you might behave
down, upset or tearful

restless, agitated or irritable

guilty, worthless and down on yourself

empty and numb

isolated and unable to relate to other people

finding no pleasure in life or things you usually enjoy

a sense of unreality

no self-confidence or self-esteem

hopeless and despairing


avoiding social events and activities you usually enjoy

self-harming or suicidal behaviour

finding it difficult to speak or think clearly

losing interest in sex

difficulty in remembering or concentrating on things

using more tobacco, alcohol or other drugs than usual

difficulty sleeping, or sleeping too much

feeling tired all the time

no appetite and losing weight, or eating too much and gaining weight

physical aches and pains with no obvious physical cause

moving very slowly, or being restless and agitated