I want to know what are the signs that one is sliding into some depression. The first mild symptoms? I also believe that my dad who behaves in an abusive way and is totally haywire has some mental health issues. Please help!

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Hi Anon, 

Thank you for reaching out. It would be best to talk to psychologist, instead of self diagnosing.  Would you be able to give more detail as to what you mean by Haywire and abusive?  This would better inform the huntch for what mental health issues he could be suffering from. 

The first Mild symptoms of depression however are: 

Trouble concentrating, remembering details, and making decisions 


Feelings of guilt, worthlessness, and helplessness 

Pessimism and hopelessness 

Insomnia, early-morning wakefulness, or sleeping too much 



Loss of interest in things once pleasurable, including sex  

Overeating, or appetite loss 

Aches, pains, headaches, or cramps that won't go away 

Digestive problems that don't get better, even with treatment 

Persistent sad, anxious, or "empty" feelings 

Suicidal thoughts or attempts