Do you need help with Depression or Anxiety?

Many of the things listed below are normal. This is especially true when you are dealing with a lot of stress. However, if you have any of these signs for more than two weeks, let your health care provider know. She/he may have ideas for treatment.

Body Changes

  • Weight loss or weight gain without meaning to.
  • Trouble sleeping or needing more sleep.
  • Racing heartbeat.
  • Dry mouth
  • Sweating a lot
  • Upset stomach.
  • Diarrhea (loose, watery stools).
  • Slowing down physically.
  • Fatigue that won’t go away.
  • Headaches or other aches and pains.

Changes in your feelings

  • Feelings of being worried, anxious, “blue,” or depressed that don’t go away.
  • Feeling guilty or worthless.
  • Feeling overwhelmed, out of control, or shaky.
  • Feeling helpless or hopeless.
  • Crying a lot.
  • Thoughts of hurting or killing yourself.
  • Focusing on worries or problems.
  • Not being able to get a thought out of your mind.
  • Not being able to enjoy things any more (such as food, being with friends, sex).
  • Avoiding situations or things that you know are really harmless.
  • Having trouble concentrating or feeling scatterbrained.
  • Feeling that you are losing it.