What are the signs and symptoms of depression?

The signs and symptoms of depression include:

 - tiredness and loss of energy

 - loss of confidence and self-esteem

 - concentration difficulties

 - feelings of anxiousness, helplessness and hopelessness

 - sleeping problems

 - loss of appetite

 - loss of sex drive

 - constant physical aches and pains.

As symptoms develop you may find yourself becoming more isolated as you choose to avoid friends, you may start to self-harm or start thinking about suicide and death.