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How do you know you’re depressed? Should it be the first step to sort it out?

Depression is destructive. It can ruin your life. This common malady affects over 300 million people all over the world. Many depressed people fail to recover. It becomes a severe health condition that leads many individuals to commit suicide. The problem of despair continues to rise and in many cases, it is diagnosed wrongly.

Depression is not an imaginary burden. In fact, it’s something genuine, dangerous and more often than not devastating. Regrettably, a lot of men, women and teens are unmindful of their extreme sadness of in simple terms refuse to understand this condition. Some say this is emotional weakness.

Remedy for Melancholy

Lack of knowledge and defiance or rejection will not cure this syndrome. Instead, depressed persons will feel more miserable and eventually give up. In most cases, depression will not be noticeable. It may be seen as lack of interest or unhappiness.

Your next of kin or peers must be able to identify the symptoms of depression. This is important for them to provide help as soon as possible. Otherwise, this excruciating situation can lead to bigger problems and worse, death.

What are the Signs?

It’s possible that you’re depressed if you have been in low spirits or gloomy for over two weeks. You have not engaged in the usual routine like going to the gym, socializing with friends of taking the dog for a walk. Instead, you prefer to stay alone in the bedroom; drink and smoke more than the usual consumption; or, simply do nothing. This is different from the occasional temperamental times that people experience every once in a while.

In terms of behavior, here are the tell-tale signs:

  • ÌSudden withdrawal from family members and acquaintances.
  • ÌSkipping work or school frequently.
  • ÌAvoiding fun activities that you used to enjoy.
  • ÌTaking sedatives just to sleep.
  • ÌInability to focus on things.
  • ÌLoss of appetite.

Here are the possible feelings of a depressed person:

  • ÌGuilty conscience
  • ÌIrritable most of the time
  • ÌLack of self-confidence
  • ÌFrustration
  • ÌWeighed down
  • ÌUnable to make up your mind

Someone who is down in the dumps also harbors the following thoughts:

  • ÌEveryone is blaming you.
  • ÌYou’re a disappointment.
  • ÌNothing good is happening to you.
  • ÌYou’re useless.
  • ÌOther people hate you.
  • ÌYou feel like it’s the end of the world.
  • ÌYou want to die right away.

You are by no means healthy and feel fatigue or sick. Depressed individuals also find it hard to sleep, lose weight, and feel a lot of body pains and headaches. In case a person is going through all these symptoms, the first thing to do is consult a healthcare professional (psychiatrist or psychologist). If depression is at an early stage, self-help is crucial. Make sure you listen to the advice given by your loved ones. There’s nobody but you to sort all these things out and find a quick solution.

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