Affecting many people every year, depression can cause you to alter your lifestyle so very much that others may even accuse you of having become a totally different person.
Depression can lead to you withdrawing, internalizing and to becoming completely flat with your affect and outlook on life.
There are many battling the curse of depression and yet can’t even get past the feelings that they are experiencing to even be able to identify the condition of depression as a health issue that must be addressed.
Sometimes you can’t see the forest of depression for the trees of symptoms of depression that you are enduring.
There are many symptoms of depression that can cause you to lose all the joy you previously felt especially the joy you felt towards things that previously were of interest to you. Depression can also cause you to feel an absence of appetite, an aversion to food, a disdain for sexual feelings and complete and total exhaustion.
Even the most basic of tasks can leave you feeling utterly exhausted and without any energy at all.
Depression is often accompanied by a bucket full of guilt. Depression can cause you to feel as if you are a burden to others close to you or even to society and you may even feel hopeless and that life is not even worth living at all. This may lead to suicidal thoughts or even suicide itself.
Depression can even manifest itself with physical ailments. It can cause muscle pains and aches. These pains associated with depression are typically without physical cause.
Sleep patterns can be severely altered leading to exhaustion like none other. You may find that you have trouble staying asleep, falling asleep or being able to only catch sleep during the day time hours. In fact, there are some times that those suffering with depression sleep very little.
Many of those who battle depression lack the motivation, desire or even the ability to leave their bed or even their home. Often in the seclusion of home, some who suffer with depression with seek comfort in illicit drugs, the abuse of prescription drugs or even in alcohol. This destructive behavior can cause even more problems.
The affects of depression can claim such a grip over your life that it can be hard to beat. It attacks you both physically and mentally. It can begin to control your life and take over your daily existence. Finding the treatment that will work for you can take a lot of time and energy but doing nothing is simply not a choice.
If you are suffering with depression then you have to let people help you. It will take all the support you can gather to beat back this demon. Recognition of the problem is the first thing that you and others must do in order for you to reclaim your health.
A medical professional, who is impartial and willing to tackle the long road of dealing with depression, is the best choice for managing and treating depression.
Symptoms of depression can vary but if you keep these few primary ones in mind you should be able to recognize the symptoms of depression when they manifest themselves either in yourself or others.
Step out and gather the courage to face the symptoms of depression.