Depression is a low mood that can affect people’s daily lives, with symptoms being complex and varying widely between people.
But what are some of the symptoms of depression? These are the psychological, physical and social symptoms of clinical depression, according to the NHS.
If you or someone you know is struggling, contact your local GP or the Samaritans 24/7, 365 days a year on the free phone line number 116 123. You can also contact the Samaritans via email [email protected], visit the website or write a letter.
1. Bad mood. Negative delighted brunette wrinkling his forehead and pressing lips while being deep in thoughts
Continuous low mood or sadness - psychological symptom Photo: Shutterstock
2. Close up face grey haired woman looking away. Portrait of distracted female thinking about problems remembering moments of life she misses her children and grandchildren feeling loneliness and sadness
Feeling hopeless and helpless - psychological symptom Photo: Shutterstock
3. Upset young African American woman look in distance crying mourning, feeling lonely at home. Unhappy sad millennial biracial female lost in thoughts, suffer from personal problems. Depression concept.
Having low self-esteem - psychological symptom Photo: Shutterstock
4. Sad tired young woman touching forehead having headache migraine or depression, upset frustrated girl troubled with problem feel stressed cover crying face with hand suffer from grief sorrow concept
Feeling tearful, feeling guilt-ridden and feeling irritable and intolerant of others - psychological symptoms Photo: Shutterstock