Clinical depression is a mood disorder that causes people to lose interest in things they once loved. People with depression often feel hopeless and anxious. And make no mistake - depression can happen to anyone, regardless of their age or gender.

Some of the most common symptoms of depression include:

  • Increased anxiety
  • Poor concentration
  • Sadness
  • Loss of energy
  • Problems sleeping
  • Loss of interest
  • Feel helpless or hopeless
  • Decreased self-worth
  • Poor or increased appetite
  • Avoiding people, even family or close friends
  • Difficulty functioning at school or work
  • Increased guilt
  • Physical pain
  • Decreased libido
  • Thoughts of suicide or death
  • Self-harming

If you experience four or more of these symptoms throughout most of the day for two weeks in a row, it’s time to talk to your doctor about whether you are suffering from depression.