What is depression?
Feelings down from time to time is a normal part of life but when emotions such as hopelessness and despair and just won’t go away, you may have depression. Depression is a term often used loosely to describe how we feel after a bad week at work and when we are going through a breakup. But the major depressive disorder a type of unhappiness that is much more complicated. Mostly feel sad, lonely, or depressed at times. It’s a normal reaction to the loss of life’s struggles and injured self-esteem. But when these signs of depression feelings become overwhelming, cause physical symptoms, and last for a long period of time, and they can keep you from leading a normal active life. Depression can interfere with your ability to work, eat, drinking, study, sleep, and enjoy life.
While some people describe depression as “living in a black hole “or having a feeling of impending doom, others feel lifeless and empty. There are some major signs of depression.
Signs of depression:
Feelings of helplessness and hopelessness:
A bleak outlook nothing will never get batter and there’s nothing you can do to improve your situation.
Loss of interest in daily activities:
You don’t care about former hobbies, pastimes, social activities, and sex. You have lost your abilities to feel joy and pleasure.
Changes in appetite and weight:
Important weight loss and weight gain, a change of more than 5% of body weight in a month.
Either insomnia, especially waking in the early hours of the morning and over sleepless.
Anger or irritability:
Feeling upset, restless, and even violent. Your tolerance level is low, and everything and everyone gets on your nerves.
Loss of energy:
Feeling fatigued, sluggish, and physically drained. Your whole body may feel heavy, and even small tasks are exhausting and take longer to complete.
Strong feelings of worthlessness and guilt. You hardly criticized yourself for perceived faults and mistakes.
You engage in escapist behavior. Such as substance abuse.
Trouble focusing, making decisions and remembering things.
Unexplained aches and pains:
An increase in physical complaints such as headache, back pain aching muscles, and stomach pain.
Depression and suicide risk:
Depression is a major factor in suicide. The deep despair and hopelessness that goes along with depression that can make suicide feel like the only way to escape the pain. If you have a loved one with depression take any suicidal talking and behavior seriously. And watch some warning signs,
- Talking about harming and killing someone.
- Expressing strong feelings of helplessness and being trapped
- An unusual preoccupation with death and dying
- Acting carelessly, if they have a death wish
- Calling or visiting people to say goodbye
- Saying everyone would be better than off without me and I want out.
Depression is much more complicated in your life. Depression can interfere and affect internal parts of body systems like headaches, stomach pain, aching muscles. It also is going to suicidal life. Sometime this may dangerous for life.