Depression is a serious mental health condition that can upend all aspects of your life when left untreated. It’s important to seek help for depression if you or someone you know may be afflicted with it. There are also some proactive steps you can take if you might be depressed around the holidays. If things are on the serious side, these crisis resources can help.
Below are five warning signs that it might be time to address depression symptoms:
Overwhelming Sadness That Doesn’t Go Away
We all feel sad from time to time. It’s a feeling within the normal human range of emotion. But when you’re feeling this way for days or weeks at a time, or the feeling just is not going away, it may be a sign of clinical depression. This overwhelming sadness can interfere with your ability to enjoy life or function in daily activities.
Loss Of Pleasure
If you’ve lost interest in many of the activities that you used to enjoy, that can be a sign of depression. Think about your hobbies, friends, work, or other aspects of your life. If these are not providing the enjoyment or fulfillment they once did, it might be time to reach out for help. It might be part of a larger problem.
Sleep And Appetite Changes
Any changes in the spectrum of sleep and appetite can be a sign of depression. You could experience either excessive sleep or insomnia with depression. It can also lead to overeating or undereating.
Always feeling tired or a complete lack of energy can be a sign of depression. This can be especially true if you’re feeling this way after a full night of rest. Depression can lead to a lack of motivation that makes it difficult to follow normal daily routines.
Negative Thoughts And Self-Talk
Constant negative thinking and self-talk, poor self-esteem, excessive feelings of guilt, or thoughts of suicide are all signs of depression. It’s crucial to seek help immediately if you’re feeling any of these feelings – especially thoughts of suicide.
Book An Appointment For Therapy
Depression is a serious mental health condition that can seriously diminish your quality of life. If you are experiencing any of the above signs, it’s important to book an appointment with a licensed therapist to address the situation.
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