Be Aware and Take Action: Warning Signs of Depression

Depression Warning Signs

from Urban Balance Counseling.

Common symptoms of depression include:

  • Sad or irritable mood

  • Loss of interest in activities once enjoyed

  • Large changes in appetite or weight

  • Difficulty sleeping or oversleeping

  • Slow or agitated movement

  • Loss of energy

  • Feelings of worthlessness or guilt

  • Difficulty concentrating

  • Frequent thoughts of death or suicide

Note: Most teens and young adults experience some of these symptoms occasionally, but if someone has a number of these symptoms for more than a few weeks, he or she is likely to have major depression and may need professional help.

Some other signs to watch for include:

  • Frequent headaches, muscle aches, stomach aches or tiredness, without a medical cause

  • Frequent absences from school or poor performance in school

  • Talk of or efforts to run away from home

  • Being bored, sulking

  • Lack of interest in spending time with friends or family

  • Alcohol or substance abuse

  • Social isolation, poor communication

  • Fear of death

  • Extreme sensitivity to rejection or failure

  • Increased irritability, anger, hostility, or crying

  • Reckless behavior

  • Neglect of clothes and appearance

  • Difficulty with relationships

  • Changes in mood

To Schedule a complimentary introductory session with a UB therapist who specializes in treating depression, contact UB’s Intake Coordinator. Most insurance accepted, and sliding scale offered to uninsured clients.

Urban Balance is no longer accepting new clients at this time.