Neurotic depression is characterized by persistent feelings of sadness, loss of interest, change in appetite, sleeping problems, loss of energy, feeling worthless, cognitive issues like difficulties in concentrating, and/or suicidal thoughts in an emotionally unstable individual.
The other symptoms include general distress, irritability, defensiveness, pessimism, disappointment, agitation, life dissatisfaction, low self-esteem, and life problems. Neurotic depressives tend to be younger and have more suicide attempts as compared to their non-neurotic counterparts. Some of the most common diagnoses they may have are major depressive disorder (mild to moderate), persistent depressive disorder, and adjustment disorder with depressed mood. Still, they may continue with their routines with only a few people, knowing about their conditions.