A Diagnosis of Depression

You may be experiencing:

Anxious distress  unusual restlessness or worry about possible events or loss of control

Mixed features  simultaneous depression and mania, which includes elevated self-esteem, talking too much and increased energy

Melancholic features  lack of response to something that used to bring pleasure and associated with early morning awakening, worsened mood in the morning, major changes in appetite, and feelings of guilt, agitation or sluggishness

Atypical features  includes the ability to temporarily be cheered by happy events, increased appetite, excessive need for sleep, sensitivity to rejection, and a heavy feeling in the arms or legs

Psychotic features  accompanied by delusions or hallucinations, which may involve personal inadequacy or other negative themes

Catatonia — includes motor activity that involves either uncontrollable and purposeless movement or fixed and inflexible posture

Peripartum onset  occurs during pregnancy or after delivery (postpartum)

Seasonal pattern  related to changes in seasons and reduced exposure to sunlight


Symptoms in men may include:

  • Mood: anger, aggressiveness, irritability, anxiousness, restlessness
  • Emotional: feeling empty, sad, hopeless
  • Behavioral: loss of interest, no longer finding pleasure in favorite activities, feeling tired easily, thoughts of suicide, drinking excessively, using drugs, engaging in high-risk activities
  • Sexual: reduced sexual desire, lack of sexual performance
  • Cognitive: inability to concentrate, difficulty completing tasks, delayed responses during conversations
  • Sleep: insomnia, restless sleep, excessive sleepiness, not sleeping through the night
  • Physical: fatigue, pains, headache, digestive problems

Symptoms in women may include:

  • Mood: irritability
  • Emotional: feeling sad or empty, anxious or hopeless
  • Behavioral: loss of interest in activities, withdrawing from social engagements, thoughts of suicide
  • Cognitive: thinking or talking more slowly
  • Sleep: difficulty sleeping through the night, waking early, sleeping too much
  • Physical: decreased energy, greater fatigue, changes in appetite, weight changes, aches, pain, headaches, increased cramps

Symptoms in children may include:


  • Mood: irritability, anger, mood swings, crying
  • Emotional: feelings of incompetence (e.g. “I can’t do anything right”) or despair, crying, intense sadness
  • Behavioral: getting into trouble at school or refusing to go to school, avoiding friends or siblings, thoughts of death or suicide
  • Cognitive: difficulty concentrating, decline in school performance, changes in grades
  • Sleep: difficulty sleeping or sleeping too much
  • Physical: loss of energy, digestive problems, changes in appetite, weight loss or gain



Aim for 30 minutes of physical activity three to five days a week. Exercise can increase your body’s production of endorphins, which are hormones that improve your mood.

Avoid alcohol and drugs

Drinking or using drugs may make you feel better for a little bit. But in the long run, these substances can make depression and anxiety symptoms worse.

Take care of yourself

You can also improve symptoms by taking care of yourself. This includes getting plenty of sleep, eating a healthy diet, avoiding negative people, and participating in enjoyable activities.

Lifestyle changes are helpful.

Techniques that may help include:

  • regular exercise
  • getting plenty of sleep
  • maintaining treatments
  • reducing stress
  • building strong relationships with others


If Diagnosed with Bipolar Depression

Symptoms may include:

  • loss of interest or enjoyment from normal activities
  • feeling sad, worried, anxious, or empty
  • not having energy or struggling to complete tasks
  • difficulty with recall or memory
  • sleeping too much or insomnia
  • weight gain or weight loss as a result of increased or decreased appetite
  • contemplating death or suicide

If Diagnosed with Depression and Anxiety

Symptoms include irritability, difficulty with memory or concentration, and sleep problems. These symptoms can be treated holistically but please check with your doctor before starting a new program.

If Diagnosed with Depression and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

Symptoms may include unwanted and repeated thoughts, urges, and fears (obsessions).

These fears cause you to act out repeated behaviors or rituals that you hope will ease the stress caused by the obsessions. If you have these behaviors, you may feel isolated because of them. This can lead to withdrawal from friends and social situations.


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If you have any questions or concerns please call the Breakthrough Naturally Support Center at (855) 372-6272.

*This website provides information for educational purposes.  It is not medical advice.  Please consult your healthcare provider before making any changes to medication or starting to take any dietary supplement.