Depression and its symptoms are not always easy to recognize. Even professionals sometimes find it difficult to recognize depression symptoms. Depression symptoms are namely very similar to symptoms of other illnesses like burnout. This article has the goal of helping you to discover your depression symptoms and to make you aware of the different types of treatments for depression symptoms which exist on current markets. Also make sure to take the depression test at the end of the article.

Depression symptoms?

Most people know about several depression symptoms, like unhappy feelings or feelings of isolation, but there are several more depression symptoms.

  • Overwhelming somber feeling
  • Finding it difficult to experience joy
  • Issues sleeping
  • Losing weight or gaining weight
  • Isolation
  • Memory issues
  • Problems with focusing
  • Loss of attention to the future

According to the DSM, one can consider the diagnosis depression if more than 5 depression symptoms have been present for a period of at least 2 weeks.

Depression symptoms treatment?

There are different ways of treating a depression. It is useful to treat depression symptoms as quickly as possible. This namely reduces chances of future depressions and in many cases reduces the time the treatment takes. To treat depression symptoms, you can go to a psychiatrist for a medication based treatment, to a psychologist for a therapeutic treatment, or to an online self-help program for therapeutic treatment. 15 Minutes 4 Me developed an online self-help program which helps treat minor depressions and offers support for therapy in case of major depressions.

Depression symptoms test?

Would you like to know to what extent you experience depression symptoms? Then take the free depression test by 15 Minutes 4 Me.