is a common but serious disease that ranges widely in severity. If you have a milder case, you may struggle with symptoms that include sadness, irritability, anger, and  that last for weeks or longer. Such  interferes with your daily life and .

But some cases of  are more severe, with intense symptoms that may include significant appetitie and , problems, and frequent thoughts of death or . Such  can be paralyzing. You may isolate yourself and have trouble getting out of bed or leaving the house.

Symptoms of Severe Depression

What are the symptoms of severe depression?

  •  or excessive sleeping
  • Irritability
  • Loss of interest in activities that used to be enjoyable
  • Hopelessness
  • Persistent thoughts of something bad happening
  • Thoughts of death or  or suicide attempts
  • In very severe cases, psychotic symptoms (such as  or delusions)
  • Inability to take care of oneself, such as eating, bathing, or fulfilling family or work responsibilities