Depression is different from feeling sad or down.
In the workplace, a person experiencing depression may have a range of symptoms. Common symptoms of depression include:
- Difficulty concentrating on tasks.
- Difficulty getting to work on time.
- Feeling tired or fatigued.
- Being unusually tearful or emotional.
- Getting angry easily, or frustrated with tasks or people.
- Avoiding work colleagues, for example, sitting alone at lunchtime.
- Difficulty meeting reasonable deadlines.
- Difficulty accepting constructive and well-delivered feedback.
- Being more vulnerable to stress and anxiety.
- Difficulty managing multiple tasks or demands.
- Drinking more alcohol or using drugs to try to cope.
- Losing confidence in one's self.
- Having repeated negative self-thoughts.
The information contained in this toolkit is provided for general information only.
It is not intended to be a substitute for medical advice. Always consult your physician or appropriate health-care provider with respect to your particular circumstances.