There's times that i have some nervous breakdowns and my psycologist thinks i'm developing a depression.. How can i know if I am actually developing one?

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Michaela beney Profile
Michaela beney answered
Depending on your age there are different symptoms, if you experience four of more of the symptoms then speak with your doctor.
The common signs of depression are:
In an adult:
-tiredness
-sleep problems-worry
-weepiness
-sadness, despair, misery, gloom and blackness
-loss of affection towards oneself or/and others
-a sense of failure, unworthiness, even self loathing
-loss of interest in life
-loss of sex-drive
-loss of self esteem and confidence
-altered appetite (under eating or over eating)
-lethargy, slovenliness and apathy
-insomnia or sleeping for long periods of time as a mean of escaping
-waking in the early morning (usually between 2am and 4am)
-thoughts of death

In adolescents:
-more moody and irritable then normal
-becoming withdrawn and giving up on friends
-losing interest or not doing well in school
-losing interest in hobbies, cloths, hair, music etc
-not eating enough (even anorexia or bulimia)
-having low self-esteem
-not being able to get out of bed until noon
-getting into bad company
-taking drugs
-getting drunk
-becoming preoccupied with thoughts of death
-harming oneself by cutting their skin

I suffer from depression and it's terrible but it does get better with help so please if you suffer from four of more of these symptoms please see your doctor.
I hope this helps.
Arthur Wright Profile
Arthur Wright answered
I can tell you that when a Psychologist only "thinks" you may be developing one, he's not much of a DR here as if he can't tell, who can? Nervous breakdowns are usually more signs of being over stressed and the body is telling you to slow down a bit. Depression is usually when a person starts to withdraw from life and develops an "I don't care" attitude and doesn't want to do a thing and comes in different levels ranging from mild to suicidal.

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