Symptoms of Mild Depression
The symptoms of mild depression can vary among individuals. The symptoms can and often do result in diminished activity, creativity or even efficiency levels. Because those who suffer from mild depression can see their symptoms as harmless or meaningless it will often be others who notice the symptoms first.
Signs and symptoms of mild depression can include:
- Change in Personality/Character
The sufferer will in general feel a sense of sadness, despair or even disinterest. There are bouts of unexplained crying, especially at things that are not normally triggers for the tears, such as television commercials.
An individual suffering from a mild depression may find that they are unable to enjoy things that they may have greatly enjoyed before. Withdrawing from friendships or other close relationships is also common behavior for someone suffering with symptoms of mild depression. Loss of the ability to focus can make concentrating difficult and therefore can stall or halt some learning processes.
In someone who is suffering from symptoms of mild depression self confidence can fall fairly low. Those who suffer from depressions often consider themselves to be inadequate in some way, and are prone to feeling a distinct lack of self confidence that they may not have experienced previously.
- Excessive Sleep or Insomnia
An excess of sleep can be just as big a cause of concern as a lack of sleep common in those suffering from insomnia. Often those who are dealing with symptoms of mild may display strange or unusual sleeping patterns.