Depressed mood - Depressed, sad, hopeless, discouraged, or "down in the dumps". In some cases, sadness may be denied at first but elicited by interview (e.g. noting tearfulness). Feeling "blah," having no feelings, or feeling anxious. Can be inferred from facial expression and demeanor. Some emphasise somatic complaints. Many report irritability. In children and adolescents, an irritable or cranky mood may develop.