In this section, you can learn about the thoughts, feelings, behaviours and physical symptoms associated with depression. The symptoms listed are ones that emerge early on and there may be other symptoms that develop later.
Click on the boxes in the image below to learn more about the symptoms of depression.
Symptoms can range in
- intensity from mild to severe
- how long they’ve been going on
- how much they interfere in daily life
Not everyone experiences the same set of symptoms or to the same level. A person may be diagnosed with a mental health disorder when symptoms persist, are very distressing and interfere in a person’s life.
Being able to spot these symptoms and taking action can prevent problems from getting worse.
Concerned About a Friend?
Often friends notice changes that may signal an emerging mental health challenge. For information on how to support a friend, visit Supporting your friend through tough times.