What Are the Symptoms Of Depression

A Depression can be explained in a wider sense as a feeling that includes emptiness, lifelessness, aggression, hopelessness, restlessness and anger. With some extreme sense of feelings, every depressive outburst tends to interfere with a normal lifestyle, sleeping pattern, eating habits and working of a person. Some of the most common depressive symptoms that can help a person to overcome the depression problems are:  

  • A person under depression may feel the change in his or her sleeping pattern with a desire to sleep more (also called as hypersomnia) or spend sleepless hours and nights together.
  • The depression at the initial stage itself makes a person feel the emptiness in life and refrain him or her from enjoying life with family or friends.
  • A person may experience a strong dislike for hobbies, social activities, fun and entertainment. As the result a person may suffer from irritability, aggressiveness or anger on petty fights and issues.
  • A person may also lack concentration on simpler and easier tasks too. This can ultimately lead him or her to intentionally delay making the decisions or even lose memory.
  • A depressed person feels too helpless and worthless at times. They have a feeling that there lies nothing in their life that can change for better or improve their present condition. This is also being called as a feeling of uncontrollable pessimistic or negative thoughts.
  • A person may experience a loss of appetite or tend to eat more than normal at frequent intervals. This leads to a significant weight gain or a weight loss.
  • A depression can also make a person feel the energy loss. He or she might sense as completely drained, heavy or fatigued. Some minor and easy task may become too exhausting for him or her to complete in time.
  • A depression can also adversely affect the physical health of a person who may complain of having headaches, back pains, stomach or muscle pains too
  • A depressive person may have a strong desire to consume excessive alcohol than a normal intake while also showing some uncontrolled behaviors. He or She may show signs of an escapist behavior by indulging in irresponsible driving, gambling, bodily harm, abuse, risky sport stunts or physical or mental violence.
  • A person may feel that life is completely worthless and hopeless. This is also termed as self-loathing. He or she might lose an aim in life and will start criticizing or blaming self for someone else’s mistake or faults.

Ultimately all or any one of the above symptoms can lead a person to take an extreme step of committing suicide too. Thus, every sign of a suicidal behavior or talk must be considered as a warning and a cry for an immediate medical assistance or treatment.

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