mood symptoms

DEPRESSIve symptoms

Depressive symptoms often manifest in the following emotional, behavioral, cognitive and physical symptoms  

  • Persistent Depressed mood (sadness, hopelessness, emptiness,tearfulness)

  • Unbearable emotional pain

  • Decreased interest or pleasure in enjoyable activities 

  • Social withdrawal and self-isolation

  • Noticeable weight loss or weight gain 

  • Irritable feelings, increased agitation and/or anger outbursts 

  • Decreased planning ability and/or difficulty making decisions

  • Decreased concentration and/or being easily distracted 

  • Decreased or increased sleep (Insomnia or hyposomnia)

  • Low energy or fatigue 

  • Feelings of worthlessness and excessive guilt 

  • Delusional thinking (e.g. blaming oneself for world hunger)

  •  Thoughts of dying, being better off dead or not wanting to wake up

  • Planned or past attempts to end one's life

  • Increased physical illness or somatic complains  

bipolar mood symptoms

A person struggling with bipolar mood symptoms usually experience manic like episodes that may or may not be followed by a depressive episode. These symptoms usually cause significant disruption to social or occupational functioning.

 

These Manic episodes are usually characterised by the following symptoms

  • Elevated, expansive and/or irritable mood

  • Increased goal directed activity (socially, at work or school, or sexually) 

  • Inflated self-esteem or grandiosity 

  • Decreased need for sleep

  • More talkative than usual

  • Flights of ideas or racing thoughts

  • Easily distracted

  • Increased Engagement in risky activities

Depressive episodes are usually characterised by the following symptoms 
 

  • Persistent Depressed mood (Sadness, hopelessness, emptiness, tearfulness)

  • Unbearable emotional pain

  • Decreased interest or pleasure in enjoyable activities 

  • Social withdrawal and self-isolation

  • Noticeable weight loss or weight gain 

  • Irritable feelings, increased agitation and/or anger outbursts 

  • Decreased planning ability and/or difficulty making decisions

  • Decreased concentration and/or being easily distracted 

  • Decreased or increased sleep (Insomnia or hyposomnia)

  • Low energy or fatigue 

  • Feelings of worthlessness and excessive guilt 

  • Delusional thinking (eg. blaming oneself for world hunger)

  •  Thoughts of dying, being better of dead or not wanting to wake up

  • Planned or past attempts to end one's life

  • Increased physical illness or somatic complains