Symptoms of Depression
by Michael Jubinville, MPH
Depression symptoms differ from person to person. Some may only have a few, while others may have many. Symptoms change over time. The most common are:
Depression can interfere with your family or your school or work life. It can also cause problems in how you relate to other people. If you have any of these problems for 2 weeks or more, call your doctor.
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Last reviewed September 2018 by EBSCO Medical Review Board Adrian Preda, MD
Last Updated: 11/13/2020
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