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Feelings of guilt, worthlessness or helplessness.

Loss of interest or pleasure in hobbies and activities.

Decreased energy or fatigue.

Moving or talking more slowly.

Feeling restless or having trouble sitting still.

Difficulty concentrating, remembering or making decisions.

Difficulty sleeping, early-morning awakening, or oversleeping.

Appetite and/or weight changes.

Thoughts of death or suicide, or suicide attempts.

Aches or pains, headaches, cramps or digestive problems without a clear physical cause and/or that do not ease even with treatment.

While not diagnostic, you can participate in a depression screening, but be sure to share it with your health care provider or a mental health professional. See https://screening.mhanational.org/screening-tools/depression.

Seek help. Start to share your signs with a professional.

As you start and continue treatment, you may start to feel better gradually. Remember that if you are taking an antidepressant, it may take two to four weeks to start working.

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