Clinical Depression

In order to be diagnosed with clinical depression, an individual must meet multiple criteria. This would usually be five or six out of the symptom list that lasts over the span of a few weeks. The following are indicators of depression: mood fluctuations, changes in appetite, changes in energy level, sleep disturbance, irritability, fatigue, increased anger or frustration and/or suicidal thoughts. If you suspect you are suffering from depression, , speak to your primary care physician.