Depression is a severe mental illness that can affect your life and the life of people around you. Depression should never be simply ignored and assume that it will “just go away”. Some people notice signs of depression but refuse to admit they have a problem.
Being depressed is nothing to be ashamed of. According to statistics, there are about 121 million people around the world suffering from some form of depression and about 80% of them are not seeking treatment. Get informed about the symptoms and don’t be afraid to get professional help if you need it.
1What is Depression?
Feeling blue from time to time is a normal thing. Life gives us lemons occasionally, and it is normal that we cannot be happy 100% of the time, it’s just not natural. This is a type of depression called situational depression, and it comes after some changes in your life, failures or relationship break-ups to name a few. It takes some time to recover, from several days to months. There are other forms of depression as well such as “clinical” or “major depression”. These forms of depression are more serious, and can last for months or years. It is important to identify the symptoms and causes of depression and start finding treatment for yourself immediately.
Feeling of Sadness
Constant feelings of sadness is the #1 sign of depression. If you feel blue with no particular reason, you should keep on reading about the other symptoms and see if you suffer from this illness. People who suffer from depression feel helpless and hopeless as if nothing in their life makes sense anymore. They reflect on their life and find no reasons to be happy. Depressed people see no purpose in life, they tend to question their existence, love of their partners or family and themselves. Negative thoughts are usual. You might find it difficult to control your thoughts; you see only bad things no matter how hard you try to see the bright side.