Sunday, October 1, 2023

5 Symptoms to Look out for with Depression.

May 30, 2018 by  
Filed under Health, Opinion, Weekly Columns

Like Love Haha Wow Sad Angry

( Depression is a very common mental disorder, more people have it than you would think. It also often has a stigma attached to it where it can just be described as someone who is feeling sad when things aren’t going as they should be – but that’s not the case it is a mental illness.

We have put 5 warning signs together that you may want to look at if you think you could be suffering from depression.

Difference in Sleep Patterns

When it comes to depression, it could be that you feel you always want to sleep and have little energy. Alternatively, it could be that you have bouts of insomnia where you simply can’t get to sleep at all. Whether you have too much sleep, or too little – this can have a knock-on effect when it comes to your energy levels the following day – and make it even more difficult for you to make decisions.

Do you Feel Anxious?

There is both physical and mental symptoms of depression. This can cause you to feel anxious and irritable – so much so that you find everyday life experiences and tasks difficult to get to grips with. Everything can become a bit overwhelming – and you will be much more sensitive to situations than you would be normally.

Are you Feeling Emotional?

Often if someone has depression – they feel that there is no hope, and effectively everything that can or could go wrong will do. There sometimes doesn’t feel as if there is an end in sight, which in turn can result to lots of emotions. If you find yourself crying a lot – or having bouts of tears, this could be another sign that you have depression. You can find a therapist for depression online, who will be able to help you understand your situation and guide you through it.

Losing Interest in Things you used to Enjoy

Everything can become an effort if you are depressed, including things that you actually used to enjoy. Rather than get out and about and enjoy some of your favourite hobbies – if you have depression you are more likely to want to keep out of the way and stay in your house. Even visits from friends and family can be something that you’d rather do without.

Lack of Concentration and Focus

We all get brain freeze sometimes, and have trouble focusing, but with depression it’s more serious than that. If you find that even if you’ve had a good nights’ sleep, or some relaxation and you still can’t concentrate then there could be something else going on.

If you have any of the symptoms listed above – it could be that you are suffering from depression. Don’t be afraid to seek help from a professional. It could be the first step to you feeling much better.

Staff Writer; Ronald Day

Speak Your Mind

Tell us what you're thinking...
and oh, if you want a pic to show with your comment, go get a gravatar!