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The person may describe feeling very sad, empty, having no feelings, or may complain of pain.
This may be the main mood change, especially in younger people, and in men.
Most commonly reduced sleep, with difficulty getting to sleep, disturbed sleep, and/or waking early and being unable to go back to sleep. Some people sleep too much. Most people with depression wake feeling unrefreshed by their sleep.
Most often people do not feel like eating and, as a result, will have lost weight. Some people have increased appetite, often without pleasure in eating. This is often seen in those who also sleep more.
These feelings may be so severe that even the smallest task seems too difficult to finish.
As a result of feeling bad about themselves, people may withdraw from doing things and from contact with others.
People may have difficulty in concentrating. They may not be able to read the paper or watch television. They may also have great difficulty
making even simple everyday decisions.