Symptoms of depression include sinking mood, fatigue, loss of interest, and cognitive difficulties. The cognitive symptoms of depression tend to receive less attention than other symptoms of this difficult illness. In addition to other symptoms, the cognitive symptoms are quite common.
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.
Poor concentration can cause problems with communication, and indecisiveness may strain relationships.