Depression is an illness, varies from person to person. When person have depressed feelings they lose their interest in all activities, feeling down, grief, worthless, losing a job, lose close relationship or a chronic illness can cause behaviors that might be mistaken for depression.
Depression is a state of low mood. It can affect a person’s thoughts, behavior and feelings. Depressed people can feel sad, empty, hopeless, worried, anxious, hurt, guilty, irritable, helpless, hopeless or restless. They have problems like losing concentrating, forgetting or not able to take decisions and have suicidal thoughts. They also feel fatigue, loss of energy, aches, pains, or severe digestive problems. Depression not always related to psychiatric disorder. It may also be a normal reaction to certain life events, a symptom of some medical conditions or a side effect of some drugs or medical treatments.
Major signs of depression are
- Weight changes
- Loss of interest in activities
- Feeling of helplessness and hopelessness
- Irritability or restlessness
- Concentration problem
- Loss of energy or fatigue
- Guilt or worthlessness
- Pain and aches
- Suicidal thoughts
- Feeling sad, anxious or empty
- Risk-less behavior
People who suffer with depression have rapidly changing in weight gain or lose. People losses interest even in favorite activities. Depression is a common cause of the eating disorders, anorexia, bulimia and binge eating. People with eating disorder can also develop depression.
Individual is loss the ability to feel pleasure or enjoy in hobbies, favorite dramas, movies, social activities. Individual become very reserve, avoid relationship or social interaction. Mostly people want to live alone all time and also loss interest in sexual activities too.
Feelings of helplessness and hopelessness
Individual lose all hopes and believe in negative thoughts. Individual become pessimistic personality.
Insomnia and depression is related to each other, especially waking in the early hours of the morning or oversleeping (hyper-insomnia). Depression is the cause of insomnia people can’t sleep many hours, people use sleeping pills to take proper sleep. When you sleep late in night it also has bad effects on our health.
Irritability or Restlessness
Individual with depression have the feeling of restless and agitated. In which tolerance level is low and person become short temper. Sometime mood level become low but in other situation person commonly use very harsh wording for others.
People with depression can’t concentrate on one thing for long time. They face trouble on focusing, making decisions or remembering things. They can’t take any decision because they lose their power of decision and recalling anything.
People have the feeling of fatigue, sluggish and physically tired. They feel heavy and even small tasks are exhausting. Individual not able to complete any task, as a result face loss.
Guilt or Worthlessness
Individual have the feelings of guilt and harshly criticize self for any mishap, fault or mistakes. Blame them irrationally for any such incident.
Individual with this disorder have physical complaints such as headaches, tiredness, back pain, aching muscles and stomach pain. Depression is stressful and has very bad effects on human body, person feel unexplained pains or aches. This will bring change in energy levels, sleep, appetite and facing health problems.
Depression is commonly associated with suicide. Individual think that it’s a logical way to end the pain and get relief. About 90% people with severe depression commit suicide. Mostly people who use drugs commit suicide because they have short temper to deal with things. When people think they can’t solve their problems they go for suicide.
People with depression will lose interest in life, feeling sad or not able to express happiness and emotions. They can’t feel happy on any occasion, absence of sadness on their love one’s death. They have vey neutral feelings on both occasions.
A person becomes very risky in actions. They can’t feel fear to do any thing and disturb other people as well. They drive car very rashly and avoid norms. They avoid all social traditions and conditions.