As a matter of fact, depression is much more than just feeling sad. It is a mood disorder that may affect your everyday life. Untreated depression can put your life on hold for months, if not years. Major depressive disorder can also lead to thoughts of suicide. Below are 10 main signs of depression. If you experience one or more of these symptoms, talk to your doctor.
1. Too Much Eating or Total Loss of Appetite
Negative thoughts associated with depression suck the energy out of you. They cause you to forget about food or even lose interest in eating completely. On the other hand, it may also cause you to overeat in a bid to soothe yourself from the confusing mixture of emotions.
2. Too Much or Too Little Sleep
Too much sleep is another symptom of depression. This is because of the emotional energy drain it causes leaving you feeling sleepy all the time. It is one way for the body to escape the hopeless feeling. In others, depression will cause restlessness resulting in insomnia.
3. Petty Things Upset you Easily
Do you always find yourself yelling and cursing when usually minor things that did not initially offend you happen? It could be a sign of depression. The psychological pain exerted on you by depression causes anger and outbursts over small matters always directed to children, spouse or co-workers.