Depression is the form of mood disorder that causes a persistent and continuous feeling of sadness and loss of interest. In clinical terms also called as major depressive disorder or clinical depression having troubles in your normal day-to-day activities, sense of worthlessness and sometimes one may feel as if life nothing worth living.
Depression has many forms that can vary from person to person, but there are some common signs and symptoms. The feeling may be normal in a low day but if it persists, then you must be sure take necessary actions.
- Having a sense of helplessness and hopelessness.
A bleak outlook towards everything — a thought that nothing will ever get better for us and there’s nothing in the world that you can do to improve your current situation.
- Feeling tired and energy loss.
Feeling fatigued almost all time, being sluggish, and physically in state of drained. Your whole body may feel heavy at random times, and even small tasks seems too be exhausting or take longer to complete.
Starting strong feelings of worthlessness. A sense of guilt that cannot be described to anyone. You start to harshly criticize yourself for perceived faults and mistakes.
- Reckless behavior and acts.
Start of remedies and relaxation in unwanted things. Engaging in escapist behaviors such as using substance abuse, reckless driving, or dangerous sports.
- Losing interest in daily activities.
You don’t care anymore about daily activities such as former hobbies, work, pastimes, social activities, or sex. When on loses their ability to feel joy and pleasure.
- Sudden appetite or weight changes.
Significant amount of weight loss or weight gain is seen in some of the depressed people—a change of more than 5% of body weight in a month. Consistent over-eating or completely skipping food.
- Sleep changes.
People going through depression have partial insomania or uneven sleep cycles. Some even rarely get any sleep. Especially waking in the early hours of the morning, or oversleeping.
- Anger or irritability.
Feeling a sense of agitated, restless, or even violent. The tolerance level is becomes drastically low, your temper short, and everything and everyone gets on your nerves.
- Concentration problems.
They find it a hard time focusing, making decisions, or remembering things.
- Unexplained aches and pains.
An increased physical issues such as headaches, back pain, aching muscles, and stomach pain.