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What are the symptoms of pure depression?

Common symptoms of pure depression include:
  • Persistent sad or negative mood
  • Loss of interest in usually pleasurable activities -- including sex
  • Restlessness, irritability or excessive crying
  • Feelings of guilt, worthlessness, helplessness, hopelessness or pessimism
  • Sleeping too much or too little, or early morning awakening
  • Decreased appetite and/or weight loss or overeating and weight gain
  • Decreased energy, fatigue or feeling “slowed down”
  • Thoughts of death or suicide, or suicide attempts
  • Difficulty concentrating, remembering or making decisions
  • Persistent physical symptoms that don’t respond to treatment, such as headaches, digestive problems or chronic pain
  • Chronic low self-esteem
  • Persistent feeling of being dissatisfied or bored

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