there many symptoms of depression ,most common ones are :
Feeling sad, being “depressed,” having “dark thoughts” or experiencing difficulty sleeping does not necessarily mean you have depression.
It is important to discuss all the symptoms you may have with your doctor.
The goal of any treatment is to help you feel more like yourself again so that you are able to enjoy the things you used to. To do so means finding the right treatment to address and alleviate all of your symptoms. Even if you are prescribed medication, this may take some time and may require trying different medications before you find the one that works best. Also, the goal of treatment goes beyond just getting better it is about staying better.
Depression is not simply a temporary change in mood or a sign of weakness. It is a real medical condition with many emotional, physical, behavioral and cognitive symptoms
Constant sadness, almost every day:
This feeling of sadness can occur for no apparent reason (such as a serious event). It can be intense and feel like there is nothing that will make it go away
Feeling of worthlessness, of excessive or inappropriate guilt
A depressed person often experiences negative and unrealistic feelings of guilt
Dark or suicidal thoughts
These ideas can occur frequently during depression. They must be taken very seriously and the person must ask for help right away if they are experiencing such emotions.
Loss of interest or pleasure in favorite activities4
This loss of interest may affect all areas of life: from previous hobbies (going to movies, reading, shopping…) to everyday activities the person used to enjoy (cooking, doing odd jobs, playing with the children…)
People with depression often feel low on energy, even when they have not exerted themselves. This depressive fatigue is characterized by the fact that neither rest nor sleep alleviate it
Psycho motor impairment
Depression may make one feel as if everything is slowed down – slowed speech, thinking, and body movements; increased pauses before answering; speech that is decreased in volume, inflection, amount or variety of content, or muteness may accompany depression.
Aches and pains
Depression can be accompanied by physical pain (headaches, joint pain, stomach pain and other pains).4
Insomnia or its opposite, hypersomnia4
Sleep is often broken and unrefreshed. The person often wakes up in the early hours and mental anguish prevents him or her from getting back to sleep. Other cases can include excessive sleep.
Change in weight4
Often weight loss or weight gain is a significant sign in diagnosing depression.
Change in appetite
Most commonly, appetite is decreased: food seems tasteless and servings too large. Conversely, people sometimes increase their food consumption (especially sweets) which can result in weight gain.
Impression of restlessness
For some people depression makes them feel very agitated and almost jumpy (for example inability to sit still, pacing, hand-wringing, fiddling with clothes or other items, etc.).
Difficulty making decisions or focusing
Depression can cause one to experience diminished ability to think or concentrate, or cause one to demonstrate indecisiveness.