- Doesn’t seem to care about anything anymore. Has lost interest in work, sex, hobbies, and other pleasurable activities. Has withdrawn from friends, family, and other social activities.
- Expresses a bleak or negative outlook on life. Is uncharacteristically sad, irritable, short-tempered, critical, or moody; talks about feeling “helpless” or “hopeless.”
- Frequently complains of aches and pains such as headaches, stomach problems, and back pain. Or complains of feeling tired and drained all the time.
- Sleeps less than usual or oversleeps. Has become indecisive, forgetful, disorganized, and “out of it.”
- Eats more or less than usual, and has recently gained or lost weight.
- Drinks more or abuses drugs, including prescription sleeping pills and painkillers.
For more information – you can visit the NHS Mental Health support page. It has a range of support, clinical information and guidance for using and referring to primary and secondary mental health care services as well as having a postcode search for local mental health services
Source: Jeanne Segal, Ph.D. in collaboration with Harvard University