Depression is a mysterious illness that is often times misunderstood. And it’s no wonder, as many people assume that depression merely means sadness, which is hardly the case.
No, actually depression is quite complex and involves a number of symptoms, which many people don’t realize have been caused by their depression. Well, guys, I’d like to clear the air about this and share with you the many overlooked symptoms of depression.
1. Inability to Concentrate
Oftentimes, when people are depressed they find that it is hard to concentrate, especially if they have something that is specifically plaguing their mind.
When people reach for substances or habits that are bad for them but bring them pleasure, this can be a sign of depression. While society often looks at this as merely a cop-out, those who are depressed may seek treatment through a number of alleys, even when they aren’t legitimate.
3. Lack Of Self-Care
Typically, when people have poor hygiene, we as a society brush it off as the person just being lazy. However, when we become depressed, small tasks, even something as simple as brushing your teeth can seem impossible.
Depression is often followed by fatigue, due to the fact that a depressed mind can be quite active, thus leaving the patient feeling worn out, or tired, even when they haven’t done much physical activity.
Feeling depressed can make other issues seem, well, unimportant. And while that may sound selfish or rude, it can seem an impossible feat to care about anything when you are in mental anguish constantly.
6. Aches and Pains
Depression causes physical pain in the person affected.
Dissociation can feel like being on autopilot 24/7. Sadly, when we are depressed, as a coping mechanism, it may be hard for us to stay in the moment.
Unfortunately, being depressed can make you forgetful. From your keys to a promise you made, depression can make remembering things feel impossible.
9. Extreme Guilt
Due to everything going on inside of our minds, we may feel extreme guilt over not being enough, or even just because we are depressed.
Depressed people may feel angry or irritable for no reason at all.
11. Insomnia or Hypersomnia
From either sleeping too much or sleeping too little, depression can make sleep pure hell.
12. Eating Too Much or Too Little
Whether it’s binge eating or starving yourself, depression can seriously mess with your eating habits.
For many, this can be quite difficult to deal with, as no matter how much good people have to say about you when you are depressed, your self-worth can be nearly nothing.
When you are depressed, being around people can be excruciating because you have no energy to talk and no energy to do anything. On top of that, the mental anguish can make it impossible to even be active in the moment with anyone or anything.