Mental Health

5 Signs Of Depression That Should Never Be Ignored

2.Issues with sleeping:

People who are depressed tend to have trouble sleeping. Not only does this affect their physical well being, but it also significantly affects their mental well being. People who are depressed will pretend that they’re sleeping so no one will bother them, but they end up staying up all night and struggle to fall asleep because their mind is constantly racing with negative thoughts. On the other hand, some people with depression may tend to oversleep. They will get home from school/work, lay on the couch and sleep until someone forces them to wake up. They may spend a lot of their time in bed sleeping because they don’t have the energy or mental strength to get up and go about their daily routines. Some people with depression will experience sudden mood swings. They may go from not sleeping to sleeping all the time. They may even go from constantly working out to sitting on the couch all day.

3.Lack of energy:

 Someone who suffers from depression will constantly cancel plans and appointments. They don’t have the energy or the desire to do anything. They just want to be left alone. Those suffering from depression may also sleep on the couch and binge watch television shows. Seems harmless right? But at the same time, they avoid eating, showering or even socializing. For some people suffering from depression, the sound of water relaxes them and eases their mind. So they may end up taking up to three showers a day depending on how severe the depressive episode is. Depression can cause people to become lazy, which translates into procrastination. They will avoid chores and stop taking care of their appearance. Because people with depression lack energy, they may begin to avoid doing regular daily tasks like cooking. There is nothing tastier than a home cooked meal, but because depression is extremely draining, people suffering from it will often buy takeout because they lack the energy and motivation to cook. In addition to this, people who suffer from depression sometimes do not even enjoy the taste of food, says WebMD. This doesn’t mean that the food tastes bad; it means that they’re so stressed about so many issues that they can’t enjoy their food. They may also start eating less or lose their appetite altogether.

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