10 Common Symptoms Of Depression


Are You  Depressed?

Be positive, self confident, and have faith in yourself. Faith is itself a great healer

The symptoms of depression are varied and the severity changes with time. And, according to experts depression can be an inherited disorder, or caused by life threatening illnesses, or stress. 

Other causes are certain diseases, medicines, drugs, alcohol, or mental illnesses. 

Are You Depressed? 

An unshakeable sadness, anxiety, or emptiness. 

Overwhelming hopelessness accompanied by pessimistic feelings.

A sense of helplessness along with an increasing inability to focus and indecisiveness. 

Extreme guilt, feelings of helplessness, and no sense of self worth.

Loss of energy, a slowing down of metabolism, and activity levels. Being plagued by constant fatigue. 

Inexplicable weight loss or weight gain. Triggered by loss of appetite or eating binges. 

Loss of sound sleep and development of extreme insomnia.

Physical afflictions like headaches, digestive disorders, and chronic pain for no particular reason.

Inexplicable weight loss or weight gain. Triggered by loss of appetite or eating binges.

Brooding and suicidal inclinations.

If you experience any of the above along with a marked change in behavior do consult your doctor. 

Brooding and suicidal inclinations.

He will give you a thorough examination to rule out physical causes for depression as well as any underlying medical problems. 

Take matters in hand and try and erase negativity from your mind. Cut out from your life terms like exhaustion, worthlessness, and hopelessness. Change your life by setting yourself a few goals

Try and relax, meditate, and enjoy music. Start new activities that absorb your time as well as interests.  Go out and meet people and participate in group activities.

Avoid the company of negative people.  Make up your mind to enjoy a movie, ballgame, family outing, picnic, or trek

Decide to change your world for the better. However, do follow the doctor’s advice. Treatment can include: antidepressant medicines, psychotherapy, as well as lifestyle changes.  

If your depression escalates or you are suicidal seek help from your family physician or health care provider.

Do call a local health department, a community mental health center, or hospital or clinic. Someone will extend a helping hand and talk you through the crisis.