1. Persistent sadness or emptiness:
Feeling sad or down most of the time, for more than 2 weeks. This may include feeling hopeless, helpless, or worthless.
2. Loss of interest or pleasure in activities once enjoyed:
Losing interest or no longer enjoying activities that were once fun or important to you. This may include work, hobbies, social activities, or sex.
3. Significant weight loss or gain unrelated to dieting:
A change in weight of more than 5% of your body weight in a month, without trying to lose weight. This may also include losing or gaining appetite.
4. Insomnia or hypersomnia nearly every day:
Trouble sleeping or oversleeping nearly every day for 2 weeks or more. This may also include difficulty concentrating due to fatigue.
5. Psychomotor agitation or retardation (e.g., restless, slowed down):
Feeling restless or jittery OR slowed down mentally and physically nearly every day for 2 weeks or more.
6. Fatigue or loss of energy nearly every day:
Feeling tired or having little energy nearly every day for 2 weeks or more.
7. Feelings of worthlessness or excessive guilt:
Feeling bad about yourself or feeling guilty for things that are not your fault, to the point where it interferes with your daily life, for 2 weeks or more.
8. Diminished ability to think or concentrate, indecisiveness:
Trouble thinking, concentrating, making decisions, or remembering things, for 2 weeks or more.
9. Recurrent thoughts of death (not just fear of dying), suicide ideation without a specific plan, or a suicide attempt:
Having thoughts that you would be better off dead or harming yourself in some way, for 2 weeks or more.
10. Irritability or increased anger nearly every day:
Feeling irritable or easily angered nearly every day for 2 weeks or more. This may also include feeling like your patience is shorter than usual.