The vast majority of us would perceive great indications of depression, with its substantial cover of pity and sadness. Would you be able to be depressed without knowing it?
Depression does not generally look like sadness. Most people compare depression with weakness , they generally don’t associate those symptoms with depression.
Precisely recognising the problem is the main key and curing it with treatment will lead you to happy and healthy life.
You must read these 7 sign of depression :-
1) finding no pleasure in life or things you usually enjoy
Have you stopped enjoying the things you used to like, and don’t know why? Maybe you’re finding it hard to get motivated about anything. Does it seem as if nothing matters? When you experience a loss of interest, it can be upsetting to you and your family and friends and can be a signal of a condition that needs attention.
Some people experience loss of interest or loss of motivation after a traumatic event — like an injury or health problem or the death of a friend or loved one. Others may have lose of interest in activities after experiencing a major life event — such as a new baby, coming home after deployment, or retirement — even if the event is a positive one. Some people lose interest in things without an obvious explanation.
Many people temporarily feel like this at some point in their lives. However, a loss of interest or pleasure that is ongoing or severe may be a symptom of depression.
2) Inner Emptiness ( you feel empty and numb)
Feeling empty and numb is the inability to feel much of anything. Things that used to make us feel happy or elicit a smile produce a weak response or nothing. Likewise things that should provoke us to anger or even tears result in an apathetic response. It is a lack of emotion where there once was emotion.
One of the causes can definitely be depression.
This symptom results from feeling overwhelmed and overburdened by life’s challenges to the point where you just can’t feel anymore. You are too tired and weary to emote.
It can be the process of shock where we simply cannot take in the emotional reality of what is going on. The mind is protecting itself from too much pain.
The irony is that some of the antidepressants and anti-anxiety medications we use to overcome mood disorders can also cause emotional numbness.
Some people achieve numbness through addictions to drugs and alcohol or even food. Addictions can be a way to escape very painful feelings and achieve that feeling of numbness.
The problem with emotional numbness is that you may be avoiding pain but you are also avoiding all the good emotions too like happiness and love. It is like sitting on the curb and watching life pass by without truly living it yourself.
3) A sense of unreality (feels like a dream)
Its the state in which one’s thoughts and feelings seem unreal or not to belong to oneself.
Sufferers of Depersonalisation or Derealisation feel divorced from both the world and from their own body. Often people who experience depersonalisation claim that life “feels like a dream”, things seem unreal, or hazy; some say they feel detached from their own body. Another symptom of this condition can be the constant worrying or strange thoughts that people find hard to switch off.
People often say that no matter how hard they try, they don’t feel like they can interact with the world around them. They feel a sense of detachment from their surroundings, finding it hard to talk and connect with others. Also they feel no love for the people closest to them and even question if they did a certain task or had a particular conversation. The most upsetting thing is they lose a sense of who they are and can’t seem to perceive themselves as being normal.
4) You can’t make up your mind
We make upwards of 70 conscious decisions every day, Columbia University research shows, and most of them are no brainers. Snooze or wake up? Get dressed or stay in pajamas? Eat oatmeal or eggs? Read or watch TV? When we’re depressed, those cognitive processes take a big hit. “Little things we normally don’t think twice about suddenly become weighty decisions.”
5) Feeling restless, agitated or irritable
Feeling agitated and feeling restless are all a part of living with anxiety symptoms.
Anxiety changes emotions. If you’ve been dealing with anxiety for a long time, you’ve probably noticed that your anxiety has left you a different person. You may be a bit more agitated – a bit more restless – and you may find yourself quicker to experiencing annoyance or negative emotions. These are all a part of anxiety.
It’s hard to believe that agitation can be caused by anxiety, since it feels so natural. But feeling agitated and feeling restless are all a part of living with anxiety symptoms.
People think of anxiety as one emotion: anxiety itself. Few people realize that anxiety is a complete disorder, and one that causes a whole host of emotions and symptoms that often seem completely unrelated.
There are many different reasons that anxiety has a tendency to lead to agitation, and other negative feelings.
6) Going online compulsively
If you are glued to facebook , Or gambling or shopping…basically doing anything in excess, especially online. Several studies confirm that people who go online compulsively and have more virtual social interactions than real ones may be depressed. They may feel deprived of real human companionship and/or may be using the online world to escape from their thoughts and feelings. While Internet addiction and depression are separate diagnoses, they often overlap.
7) Feeling suicidal
Suicide is one of the most serious symptoms of someone who is suffering from severe depression.
Some Suicide Warning Signs:-
- Life isn’t worth living
- My family (or friends or girlfriend/boyfriend) would be better off without me
- Next time I’ll take enough pills to do the job right
- Take my prized collection or valuables — I don’t need this stuff anymore
- Don’t worry, I won’t be around to deal with that
- You’ll be sorry when I’m gone
- I won’t be in your way much longer
- I just can’t deal with everything — life’s too hard
- I won’t be a burden much longer
- Nobody understands me — nobody feels the way I do
- There’s nothing I can do to make it better
- I’d be better off dead
- I feel like there is no way out
- You’d be better off without me