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.



Last updated Tue, Dec 8, 2020