7 Symptoms that you May Have Depression
Depression is more than just being sad. When you have it, everything seems too difficult to handle. While those close to you may not understand your situation completely, there are times that you also may feel lost.
Here are 7 signs that you may have depression symptoms. If any of this applies to you, please seek help. Talk to a friend, your doctor, or contact me. You don’t have to go it alone.
Do you hear “snap out of it” often from people who don’t understand depression?
A lot of times, the people around you may tell you to “snap out of it”. These people may not be the best option for you to open up to. Keep working on yourself, get appropriate help and ignore such ignorant comments.
Are you tired all the time?
Feeling like you’re low on energy is often a sign of depression. It’s no fun to muster all your strength to pull yourself out of bed in the morning. But chronic fatigue can have many other reasons. Download my checklist about “9 Hidden Causes for Chronic Fatigue” here.
Do you feel disconnected from work, your social life and everything else?
When you have depression suymptoms, you lose interest in life, your own and that of people around you. You don’t feel like working, going out with friends or at times, even eating. Or you over-eat to soothe your emotions.
Do your friends tell you: “Why are you feeling sad?”
People may ask you why you’re feeling depressed without realizing that the word ‘depression’ doesn’t just mean ‘being sad’. Don’t feel pressurized to come up with reasons for your feelings, because you aren’t accountable to anyone regarding your mental well-being other than yourself.
Are you feeling irritated by how people throw around the term “depression”?
Many people confuse sadness with depression and you may feel tired of people throwing around the term like it means nothing. Depression is an illness that needs to be addressed from the root causes whereas sadness is an emotion that can be part of the depression, but can have other reasons (like grief)
Do you feel overwhelmed a lot in your life?
Be it the pending assignment or dishes that need to be washed, it is very easy to tell yourself that you’re no good and feel overwhelmed. If you feel that you just can’t climb the mountain in front of you and like you just want to hide under a rock and not interact with the world, talk to someone trustworthy that doesn’t judge and understands where you are.
Do you think you can’t be depressed because you still function and always put on a “happy face”?
Wrong! Only you know (hopefully) how you feel deep inside and how lonely, annoyed and confused you feel.
When people you love should be supporting you, they may barely believe that you have any problems at all.
Find someone safe and non-judgemental to talk to about your depression symptoms.
If you feel depressed, let me tell you from my own experience:
“Don’t Give Up! There is a light at the end of the tunnel for you, too”!
Are you considering hurting yourself or others? Please talk to your doctor asap or call 9-1-1 today to get help immediately