Millions of people in the United States suffer from depression. Major depression is a whole–body illness that affects a person's body, feelings, thoughts and behavior. Following are 5 warning signs of depression:
1. Frequent thoughts of suicide or a suicide attempt.
2. Persistent feelings of sadness, hopelessness and pessimism.
3. Unexplained loss of appetite, with accompanying weight loss, or compulsive overeating.
4. A gradual loss of interest in activities that used to provide enjoyment.
5. Increasing difficulty in concentrating, remembering and decision–making.
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