7 Depression Symptoms You've Never Heard Of

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In this article, we shall discuss the seven indicators of depression that you may not be aware of. Depression is a term we've all heard before.


But keep in mind that depression is not simply having a terrible day or feeling sad for a short period of time, or as a result of something not going our way. There's a lot more to depression than that. And for many people who are suffering, the symptoms might feel as if they appear out of nowhere and linger longer than a day or a mood swing.

Please get help from a mental health professional if you have lost interest in the activities you used to like, have been depressed for at least two weeks, or have had suicidal thoughts. I know it doesn't seem that way right now, but things can improve. Irritability is the first sign of depression that I'd like to discuss.

01-Irritability-Yes, depression isn't only a melancholy cloud in the sky or someone who is constantly fatigued. Depression can sometimes manifest itself in us being irritated with others around us. We have a tendency to become enraged quickly and lash out at individuals in our life. All of our frustrations with our lack of enthusiasm and energy, our humiliation at the stigma connected with mental illness still existing, or even our anger with the difficulty to seek good care. There's a lot to be angry about. And, with depression, we can hold it in for a while, but it doesn't take long for us to burst out with all the angst we've been harboring. We may find ourselves speaking inappropriate things that we don't mean and hurt those closest to us.

Reflection: Have You been irritable very recently and you can't place your hands on the why?

I've talked a lot about how depression is rage trapped within, but that doesn't mean it remains there. It may make us feel perfectly satisfied, and then it has nowhere to go except out.

02-The incapacity to care for oneself-I realize this one isn't as well-known as the first, but it's crucial. Persons make jokes or make light of people who do not wash their hair or shower on a regular basis. While I think that not washing our hair every day may be beneficial, I cannot agree that we should not wash our bodies or change our clothing on a regular basis. This can happen when we're depressed. Many patients and viewers have told me how difficult it is to keep up with such items. Not to mention routinely nourishing ourselves, eating balanced meals, drinking enough water, and getting enough sleep; these may appear to be basic duties, but when we are depressed, they may feel like massive insurmountable challenges. 

I'm often talking about the distinction between mental health and mental illness, and how it affects our capacity to operate in our daily lives. And this is where the distinction lies. If we are unable to take care of ourselves on a daily basis, we must seek expert assistance.

Reflection: Have you Been Struggling to Shower and take care of your body needs such as eating well, and sleeping?

03-An inability to concentrate

The inability to focus, concentrate, or even communicate what's on our minds is the third symptom. This symptom can make us irritable, but it can also interfere with our ability to work or keep up with schoolwork. We can read and reread something and still have no idea what it says. This is quite disabling. Many of you have informed me that there are times when you just don't know what to say. And it can make discussing our feelings much more challenging.

It's as if we're feeling and thinking so much that we can't even tell someone what we need when they ask how we're doing or how they can help. This might make us feel forlorn and helpless even more. If you find yourself in this situation, keep a notebook or at the very least make a list of what's going on. That way, you'll have something to show someone who wants to assist, and you'll know that your point and ideas are being heard.

04-Body aches

The amount of people who have been referred to me by their primary care physician is astounding. It's quite usual for humans to experience aches and pains, often known as psychosomatic symptoms. That is, our mental sickness manifests itself physically in the form of body pains.

Many of my patients may see their doctor because they believe they are suffering from a persistent cold. They frequently complain of being weary, achy, and generally unwell. However, after a few tests, the doctor would inquire about their mood, sleep patterns, and hunger. If it seems like depression, they'll generally prescribe an antidepressant before referring them to me. For the record, I do not believe that ordinary physicians should prescribe psychotropic medication, meaning medications for mental illnesses. The prescription should be done by a specialist e.g psychiatrist. 


05-Shame

If you didn't know, shame is a common symptom of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), but it may also be a symptom of depression, anxiety, and a variety of other mental diseases.
It's also the idea that there's something wrong with us. That we are in some manner messed up. And depression certainly achieves this by robbing us of our capacity to focus and our motivation. It makes it difficult to believe that the world is still wonderful. With all of this going on, it's easy to feel that something is wrong with us or that we won't be able to improve. But what's truly "wrong with us" is that we have a mental condition for which we require therapy. 

Many of you tell me that you don't think you're worth rescuing, that there's no therapy that will assist you, and that you're hopeless. But I'm here to tell you that's just a shame lying to you, trying to keep you down, shut you down, and make you feel bad. So resist, double-check your facts, and remember that with the correct help, we can all improve.

06-Paranoia
Yes, you heard me correctly. If we don't get help for our sadness, we may develop psychotic symptoms. And if you want to understand more about psychosis and psychotic depression, I have an earlier video on it, but we can experience true paranoia as a result of our untreated depression symptoms. That's just another reason why, if we're anxious or depressed, we should get treatment right away rather than waiting. We can also have paranoia that isn't founded on insanity, but rather on our persistent fear of being irritated by others. That they're annoyed by our lack of motivation or that we're having trouble responding to them swiftly.

07-A Sense of Guilt

We can feel guilty about not being able to assist around the house, accomplish what we said we'd do, or even make it to work or school, in addition to our anxiety that we're disturbing others around us. We may feel terrible about how our actions influence our children. Many of you have informed me how much of a failure you consider yourself to be as a result of this. But I'm here to tell you that, once again, your mental illness is telling you or others who are suffering a falsehood.
 We will get through this as long as we communicate as much as we can with our loved ones and those who rely on us and endeavor to receive the professional care we require. You aren't a loser. You have a medical condition that needs care. We would never label someone a failure just because they have pneumonia, and the same goes for severe depressive illness. I hope this film has given you a better understanding of what depression may look and feel like for individuals who are experiencing it.

And please feel free to add any others into the comments down below. 

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