The basic characteristic of clinical depression are unpleasant mood, lack of interest and pleasure, hopelessness and pessimism. The pati...
The basic characteristic of clinical depression are unpleasant mood, lack of interest and pleasure, hopelessness and pessimism. The patients experience deep sorrow. They always think pessimistic about their future and their living. The depressive mood in the patient is accompanied by a loss of interest in various activities and responsibilities. He can not enjoy regular events. They can not enjoy anything, including work, personal pleasures, individual relationships, sexual activity. In some cases, the leading symptom may be anxiety. Anxiety level may increase very much and the patients may show agitation. Generally the interest is reduced. Feelings of despair and helplessness can be so intense that they may think that they can not get rid of it in any way. Depressive patients have difficulty even making simple everyday activities. Their mind will be busy extremely with work, family, money and their own health. Their energy level is reduced. In some cases, leading symptoms may be somatic symptoms. They act reactive.
Despair, pessimism, fall in self-esteem, and guilt feelings stimulate suicidal thoughts and actions. Re-merging with beloved one thoughts may arise. Past events have an important place in thoughts. It is suggested that the symptoms of intense anxiety are a decisive factor for suicide attempts in cases of depression. Suicidal thoughts and initiatives are important manifestations of depression.
In the majority of depressive cases, appetite and weight loss are found with changes in mood.
Sleep disorder is a very common symptom of depression.
There may be drowsiness and forgetfulness. Sometimes, in severe cases, the ones in the internal world and those in the external world can be confused.