Friday, October 3, 2008

Depression - common behaviour

Common behaviour associated with depression includes:
a moodiness that is out of character
a increased irritability and frustration
a finding it hard to take minor personal criticisms
a spending less time with friends and family
a loss of interest in food, sex, exercise or other pleasurable activities
a being awake throughout the night
a increased alcohol and drug use
a staying home from work or school
a increased physical health complaints like fatigue or pain
a being reckless or taking unnecessary risks (e.g. driving fast or dangerously)
a slowing down of thoughts and actions.

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