Are you depressed?
Depression is a very serious mental condition
that can seriously affect your life.
Some people like to use the term “depressed”
when they are just feeling blue,
or having a phase of feeling down in their life.
However, going through a depression is not simply being sad.
It is a clinical condition.
Here are some symptoms of depression
in order to help you know whether you’re depressed.
Number one, fatigue.
Do you ever have one of those days
where you just spent all day in bed?
You spent so much time trying to rest,
yet your entire body feels like a limp noodles
that’s going to crash to the ground.
Almost as if gravity has taken a stronger liking to you than the typical human being.
Maybe you have responsibilities to take care of during the day.
But simply getting to your destination is more tiring
than actually doing what you need to do.
That is a symptom of depression.
Number two, change in appetite.
Do you ever consume an astronomical amount of food
in order to attempt to fill the void inside your frozen heart
that is suppressing and numbing every single one of your emotions?
Or maybe quite the opposite.
Your emotions are consuming your entire body
like a boa constrictor with nowhere to escape
and you simply can’t escape its grasp
to sustain your body with a meal.
Both of these symptoms can be extremely unhealthy.
Number three, self-loathing.
Could you just lay in bed all day
anxiously thinking about all of your insecurities?
Consuming your mind with self-loathing thoughts
about your appearance or personality.
Possibly even escalating to the reassuring fact
that seems to be so much easier if you were to simply “end it”.
Maybe your existence feels absolutely mundane,
and you feel as though nobody would care if you were gone.
This is a really heartbreaking symptom of depression.
It may be hard to believe,
but even the smallest things can have a huge impact on the world.
People in the world love you
and would miss you if you were gone.
Number four, numbness.
Sometimes depression is lacking emotion.
Rather than the bundles of feelings.
Some people experience the inability to feel happy when they normally would.
They lack interest in the things
that used to bring them passion and joy.
They may start to lack interest in
well, anything at all.
Number five, introversion.
Studies have shown that introverts are actually more likely to be depressed.
This is due to the fact that introverts typically internalize their problems
in order to work on them themselves.
In contrast to extroverts who externalize them
and seek help from others more easily.
This internalization can end up bottling up
which can take its toll on their mental health.
If you’re experiencing even just one of these symptoms,
it may be a good idea to seek guidance from friends,
family or a licensed medical professional
in order to help overcome what you’re going through.
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