Depression affects over 20 million people every year. To be diagnosed with depression you have to feel extremely sad or have lost an interest in life, and you must experience 4 out of the 7 following symptoms nearly every day for at least two weeks.
1. Increase or decrease in weight or appetite without conscious dieting.
2. Insomnia or excessive sleeping.
3. Agitation or lethargy and difficulty getting out of bed.
4. Loss of energy and fatigue nearly every day.
5. Feelings of worthlessness or inappropriate guilt.
6. Difficulty concentrating, thinking, or making decisions.
7. Recurrent thoughts of suicide.
People with a selfless syndrome – a sense of self based on meeting others’ needs – are prone to depression.
Exercise regularly. Make friends.