Sarasota Therapy, LLC - Amy Thatcher, LCSW
Listed below are common signs and symptoms of depression and anxiety.  Almost everyone at one point in their life or another may experience one or more of the symptoms.  That does NOT mean you are 'crazy' or need to take medication or even that you are in need of therapy.  However, if you are experiencing any of the symptoms, or other thoughts or feelings that are effecting your daily life, relationships or employment, I encourage you to take the step of meeting with either me or another  mental health professional for further assessment. 
Symptoms of Depression
  • Persistent sad, anxious, or "empty" mood
  • Feelings of hopelessness, pessimism
  • Feelings of guilt, worthlessness, helplessness
  • Loss of interest or pleasure in hobbies and activities that were once enjoyed, including sex
  • Decreased energy, fatigue, being "slowed down"
  • Difficulty concentrating, remembering, making decisions
  • Insomnia, early-morning awakening, or oversleeping
  • Appetite and/or weight loss or overeating and weight gain
  • Thoughts of death or suicide; suicide attempts
  • Restlessness, irritability
  • Persistent physical symptoms that do not respond to treatment, such as headaches, digestive disorders, and chronic pain
      Symptoms of Anxiety
  • Excessive, ongoing worry and tension
  • An unrealistic view of problems
  • Restlessness or a feeling of being "edgy"  
  • Irritability 
  • Muscle tension 
  • Headaches
  • Sweating
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Nausea
  • The need to go to the bathroom frequently
  • Fatigue
  • Difficulty falling or staying asleep
  • Shakiness/ Trembling
  • Being easily startled
Listed below are several links to resources on-line and in the community that may assist you finding further answers.
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