Depression is one of the most common mental disorders among the population and in the face of which there is a great lack of information to be able to understand it. There are many people who dare to diagnose this disorder , which is so serious and severe, through a hint of sadness, but the truth is that depression involves more than having one or several bad days. It is a brain disorder and can appear for the most varied causes influenced by different genetic, psychological or environmental factors.

This clinical disorder can develop at any age and in any sex , as well as being classified within another problem , also related to psychological and emotional health, such as bipolar disorder . In general, depression is present in many people through a misconception and its symptoms are not always noticeable or easily identifiable. The lack of information and prejudices regarding this disorder diminish every day, but the truth is that there is still much to do.

This ignorance can affect the person who suffers from it, and it is important that he is able to identify his problems and his way of dealing with them as a possible symptom of depression . The feelings of sadness or desaprensión can reach confudnirse between people with and without depression, but if you think you may be suffering the following signs or symptoms, you may suffer from depression and do not know.

Loss of interest

Although showing sadness is not an unequivocal sign of being depressed, it does have to do this feeling with one of the most common signs or symptoms among all people who develop depression. Being sad, within depression, is accompanied by a lack of interest in things that one used to like to do. The perennial feeling of sadness causes that all those things for which there was a motivation or an interest, no longer have it.

The loss of interest translates into a thought in which nothing is relevant and all the things for which there was previously enthusiasm now seem absurd and ridiculous. Whether it is seeing a loved one, doing some activity as a team or alone or spending time on a hobby, all this loses interest and even something to avoid by all means.

Extreme negativity and discouragement

These two signals go very hand in hand with the previous one, to the loss of interest. Once a person is in a severe depression, a lack of enthusiasm leads to a denial of one’s existence and of anything that can be done. The negative thoughts in all walks of life are a fairly common signal depression sufferers.

If you notice that you see everything from the pessimistic side and that you are not able to find the good side of anything, you should be aware of what is happening to you and ask for help to get out of that negative loop. All that negativity and discouragement will make you unmotivated in your day-to-day life and if you add to this other feelings and behaviors characteristic of depression, your situation may worsen .

Sleep disturbance and lack of appetite

When a mental disorder goes into a strong state of gravity, the physical factor also begins to be affected. Depression is a severe disorder that can cause you to wake up in the middle of the night or your sleep is not sufficiently restful and calm as that of a healthy person. It is possible that these sleep disturbances cause you to have sudden mood swings, something that will not be positive for you if you are beginning to develop depression. Lack of sleep will cause your physical appearance to look very deteriorated and your attitude towards this may be indifferent and make you isolate yourself even more from your loved ones.

On the other hand, another of the signs that the body can send as a signal that you are suffering from depression is losing your appetite or not wanting to eat. Depression affects differently depending on which people and, although it may be that suffering from this disease makes you eat much more than you should due to anxiety or other reasons, the truth is that it is more common to lose your appetite and eat not generate any kind of satiety or pleasure.

Irritability and tiredness

Lack of sleep, and more when this is constant throughout the night, ends up causing irritability and bad mood in the person. If your daily attitude, attributed to the lack of rest and together with the previous signs, is irritable and you show a bad-tempered behavior in the face of any trifle, it is likely that you experience one of the main symptoms of a depressed person. Think that to make a diagnosis you need the opinion of an expert, but if you stop to think for yourself about whether or not you meet all the signs described above, you may end up coming to the conclusion that you need help.

Lack of interest and motivation, as well as negative thoughts running through your head at all times can make you look permanently tired. On the other hand, that absolutely everything makes you lazy or generates daily weakness , are also two signs that perhaps you are not only on a losing streak, but that you are beginning to develop depression .

You feel pressured and / or forced

On many occasions, when the environment of a person with depression begins to notice that something is not right or that they simply notice him discouraged and sad, he tends to force things and situations to try to encourage the patient . If you feel that all the signs described above agree with what you notice daily and, in addition, you feel discouragement and constant rejection of the attempts of your family and friends to get ahead, it is likely that you need to talk about it with them and go to a specialist.

When this happens, the condition of the person with depression usually worsens . The positive attitude of the environment and the effort to make the person integrate and spread that happiness creates the opposite effect and causes them to avoid any type of contact. If you empathize with the latter, try to make a value judgment about your feelings of discouragement and how you feel. Talk about your problems with the person you think is closest to you, even if it may be difficult at first, as this will be the first step, and the most important, for your recovery.

Elle Mcdonald

I am Elle Mcdonald Specializations in Psychology . Graduated in psychology from the University of Tennessee in 2000. Diploma of Advanced Studies in the Department of Personality, Evaluation and psychological treatments with excellent results.

First Level of Master in Clinical Psychology at the Center for Behavioral Therapists (recognized with a scientific-professional nature by the College of Psychologists)

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