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Depression : is over sleepiness is one of the symptoms of depression?

I heard from my friend that sleepiness is the symptoms of the depression. Is it true and what are the symptoms of depression?

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Asked by NicoleLord at 2:15 AM on Feb. 23, 2011 in Health

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  • It can be , yes, but there are other causes too such as some medications and combinations of them .

    Answer by janet116 at 2:21 AM on Feb. 23, 2011

  • There are many different signs of depression & everyone shows different signs. Some people never sleep; some sleep too much. Some people over eat; some people refuse to eat. Some people cry; some get mad.

    If you suspect that you have depression, seek counseling to better help you. Good luck :-)

    Answer by xxlilmomma09 at 2:21 AM on Feb. 23, 2011

  • To feel verrrrry sad. Are u?

    Answer by lelly1019 at 2:22 AM on Feb. 23, 2011

  • Yes. But feeling very sad isn't a certain sign.... You could feel very angry, for that matter. It depends on the individual.
    Best bet? You have the internet at your fingertips. Research depression symptoms, and see if it sounds like you. If it does, see your doctor. Better yet, a counselor or a psychiatrist. They specialize in knowing what goes on in your head, so they can either make you well with therapy, or prescribe you meds if need be.
    Remember: Not everything can be fixed with a pill, and ALL pills have negative side effects. If therapy alone works, then by all means, take advantage of it.

    Answer by SpaceToast at 2:58 AM on Feb. 23, 2011

  • It is but it is also a symptom of just about everything else.

    Answer by jujubean1979200 at 6:13 AM on Feb. 23, 2011

  • Usually depression isn't diagnosed by one symptom alone, sleepiness can be a symptom of depression, but there are other symptoms along with it. It can be caused by stress, low thyroid levels, which is very common in women, several things. All people handle depression in different ways and have different physical symptoms that are a result of it, but I think a persons thoughts and feelings determine it more accurately. Usually people with depression have a very bleak out look on life, themselves, etc. They feel hopeless, withdrawn etc. Depression starts on the inside, mentally. The physical ailments usually follow due to that.

    Answer by PinkDiamond717 at 6:25 AM on Feb. 23, 2011

  • Deprssion has many different symptoms. But yes oversleeping is one. Staying in bed is another, not wanting to get out of the bed is another. With me I am not able to concentrate and focus on anything also, not wanting to do anything but lay in bed. Not eating is also a next. Try to contact someone about your depression before you lose it like I did.

    Answer by dubewife at 6:46 AM on Feb. 23, 2011

  • go to and type in depression and it will bring up all the symptoms and everything. Also talk to your doctor if you haven't already

    Answer by Christmaslver68 at 7:14 AM on Feb. 23, 2011

  • It can be one symptom.

    Answer by SweetLuci at 11:25 AM on Feb. 24, 2011

  • Yes sleepiness is one of the signs and if you just dont feel like doing anything or even getting out of bed that is a sign of depression.

    Answer by shiffy2 at 8:24 AM on Feb. 26, 2011

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