01_Te: Depression

Mental disorder that typically presents with depressed mood.

Common symptoms:

  • Feeling depressed, sad or gloomy
  • Loss of interest or pleasure
  • Lack of energy, fatigue, or sluggishness
  • Concentration or memory problems
  • Feeling worthless or guilty
  • Feeling helpless, discouraged, or hopeless
  • Feeling overwhelmed or nervous
  • Feeling irritable, restless, or anxious
  • Appetite or weight changes
  • Thoughts of death or suicide
  • Sleep disturbances
  • Aches and pains
  • Diarrhea or constipation
  • Older people are especially vulnerable to depression because of the many losses they experience
  • Depression in the elderly can present with similar symptoms as dementia
  • It is important to get a thorough evaluation by a healthcare professional