Symptoms of Depression

Sunday, 20 February 2005 19:05



S leep problems
A ppetite or weight change
D ysphoria or low mood
A nhedonia : lack of interest in pleasure
F atigue
A gitation/psychomotor retardation (movements slowed)
C oncentration problems
E steem problems
S uicidal ideas

Major depression would involve the presence of 5 or more of these 9 symptoms, including low mood or anhedonia over a period of more than 2 weeks. 

Another way of looking at depressive symptoms:

* Obviously this is difficult to distinguish from the usual ongoing symptoms of arachnoiditis, but it is worth bearing in mind that depression may exacerbate the perceived pain level.