How do you spot Depression?

How to spot depression

How do you spot someone with depression?

Depression, as mentioned previously in this blog, is a mental illness that is characterized by a deep sadness, mood decay, and low self-esteem, among others (see the post “What is depression?” for more information and details on the subject).

While there are people more likely to suffer from depression by their personality, they are not the only ones suffering from it, and there is a lot of people out there suffering in silence from this disease that is becoming more and more common in our society. Therefore, it is essential to be able to detect it early to put a remedy to it in time and be able to combat it with adequate therapeutic treatment. In today’s post, we will discuss the characteristic symptoms of depression so you can easily recognize the disease and go to a specialist when needed.

Symptoms

Cognitive symptoms: loss of memory, problems of concentration, cognitive distortions, sense of mental fog, and in more severe cases, suicidal thoughts.

Emotional symptoms: irritation, sadness, feelings of disappointment, guilt, feeling of not being understood by the rest of people, or bad humor.

Behavioral symptoms: difficulty to carry out any work or activity that implies responsibility, lack of interest in socializing, or even hyperactivity.

Physical symptoms: muscle aches, headaches, difficulty sleeping, weight-gain or weight-loss, exhaustion, and even bowel problems.

It is extremely important that is a specialist who makes a diagnosis since having one to several symptoms of this disease doe snot mean that you suffer from it There are different variables and aspects to take into account prior to detect a case of depression, so that an individual may not do it on their own.

Post made possible thanks to Montse M. and Noelia S. 

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