Depression is a hidden ailment, it can creep up on you unnoticed, we often associate Depression with people feeling down, or fed-up, but that is basically unhappiness, a true depressive can invariably appear completely normal, but beneath the surface, there is festering growth or emotional turmoil that can easily be missed.
People who may be suffering from depression or manic disorders actually exhibit or show each and every kind of symptom of depression that doctors will tell you that depressed people have. Sometimes its actually quite easy to overlook such symptoms and not be able to help ones self or others who are suffering from depression for that matter.
There are actually a lot of symptoms of depression that depressed people may actually posses but they dont have to suffer from each and every one of them before you actually help them get diagnosed and be treated for this illness. Also, since symptoms of depression actually vary, the time of their “attacks” varies as well.
Here are some common examples of symptoms of depression:
Prolonged period of sadness or not feeling “up to it,” people who are always feeling not in the mood, whod rather mope around the house and feel sorry for ones self is the best example for this symptom of depression.
Feels hopeless, perennial pessimist: speaking of feeling sorry for ones self, another common symptom of depression is when a person actually feels like he/she has nothing to look forward to in his or her life. As for being the perennial pessimist, those who show this symptom of depression are usually very negative about things, again, the feeling of hopelessness comes in to mind.
Guilt-driven, loss of self-worth and helplessness: other symptoms of depression that can be easily seen on people who prefer to mope around all day long are these. Whenever a person feels so guilty over something, that actually makes one a very sad person who feels like he or she doesnt deserve to be happy. Thus, the loss of self-worth, if that person feels like he or she isnt worthy of being happy or enjoying ones self then thats clear tell-tale symptom of depression. Helplessness also contribute to being depressed, when assuming that things wont simply go your way, its already a clear saying that you have absolutely no hope in your body at all.
Isnt interested in finding or taking pleasure; just dropping the hobbies as well as the other things that one used to enjoy: this tell-tale symptom of depression just shows how depressed a person can be, if one is actually too sad to take pleasure even in the very things that one loves then that person is seriously lacking something, rather, that person might well have caught the depression bug.
Fatigue, always tired: people suffering from depression, since theyve lost whatever interest in life that they may have had before are actually lacking of physical energy at all times, if one would prefer to just mope around, probably wont even eat not get enough sleep, a depressed person may well be on their way to not just a mental illness but depression can actually be terrible for ones physical health as well.
Having trouble concentrating, having bad memory and is indecisive: a person who is suffering from depression easily gives away this tell-tale symptom of depression. Wherein ones lack of interest with regards to the outside world or for just about anything for that matter can lead to that persons inability to lose track of things and actually not be able to remember things that happened or what other people said. Lack of interest actually makes depressed people very inattentive.
There are actually more symptoms of depression that can actually help you see if a person (or you) needs to be brought to the doctor to get some help when it comes to depression: lacking sleep, sleeping too much or waking up at wee hours of the morning are all symptoms of depression (if it happens on a daily basis), appetite loss as well as eating too much may show ones lack of enthusiasm for life. Be weary of sudden weight loss or weight gain in those around you. Being suicidal, talking about death, about wanting to die is another clear indication that that person is depressed. Being restless and irritable and physical symptoms that are usually brought about by poor mental health such as headaches, digestive disorders and various body pains.