What are the 5 effects of depression?

The five most common effects of depression include:

  1. Persistent feelings of sadness, hopelessness, and worthlessness
  2. Loss of interest in activities and hobbies that were previously enjoyable
  3. Changes in appetite and weight, leading to weight gain or loss
  4. Sleep disturbances, such as difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep
  5. Physical symptoms, such as fatigue, aches, and pains

Depression can also lead to other problems, such as social isolation, work or school difficulties, and substance abuse. In severe cases, depression can even lead to suicidal thoughts or actions.

It is important for individuals who are experiencing symptoms of depression to call today to seek professional help. Find


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Robert Gerchalk

Robert is our health care professional reviewer of this website. He worked for many years in mental health and substance abuse facilities in Florida, as well as in home health (medical and psychiatric), and took care of people with medical and addictions problems at The Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore. He has a nursing and business/technology degrees from The Johns Hopkins University.

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