The cognitive symptoms of depression are quite common and incredibly debilitating, often more so than the physical symptoms of fatigue and sinking mood. Cognitive symptoms can interfere with all areas of a person’s life, including work, school, and their relationships. Problem-solving and higher thinking are greatly diminished, which can leave a person feeling helpless and without a plan of action to defeat depression. Poor concentration can cause problems with communication, and indecisiveness may strain relationships. The cognitive symptoms of depression also may get confused with other conditions, such as attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (the inattentive type), post-traumatic stress disorder, and substance abuse, which complicates making a correct diagnosis.
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