Depression has beome a much-talked issue in the pandemic world as the mental health of most of the people continues to take a beating owing to growing insecurities in both personal and professional life.
Ever since the lockdown has been placed, many people have lost their jobs while others have lost their way in the right direction that they were once so excited about.
All this collectively contributes to depression and problems like unwillingness to do things, feeling tired, feeling a scariness and diminished interest or pleasure in almost all activities.
The worst part about depression is that people don’t even get to know when they are dealing with it. A lot of people don’t realise that depression and sadness are two terms separated by a thin line that can ruin a person if not identified what’s what. They tend to wrongly judge depression for sadness wondering it would leave someday just like sadness always does. But, it won’t happen for it is depression one is dealing with.
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Thus, if you have a better knowledge of what depression is and how one can identify it, you can not only help yourself but many out there.
Sharing a word about the same, this lady penned down 15 signs that show a perosn is depressed and we find them very authentic to share them with you.
Recently, Twitter user carolfrancescaa shared an important thread of warning signs that can possibly tell us that a person is struggling with depression.
1. They’re more quiet than usualJuly 21, 2020
2. The use the excuse “I’m tired” a lot
3. They tend to loose their appetite
4. They avoid eye contact
5. They want to be alone a lot
6. They smile for a moment but go back to a blank expression afterwards
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Depressed people are usually more silent than the others and want to be alone. A fear of some kind always keeps poking them.
7. They struggle to stay engaged in conversation— Caz??♀️ (@carolfrancescaa) July 21, 2020
8. They’ve become emotionally distanced
9. They’ve become apathetic about things they’d normally be engaged in
10. They have big mood swings
11. They avoid making future plans
She goes on to mention about mood swings and how depressed people try to avoid others for they think they are not worth what it takes to be around someone. Well, to such people, you bring your own unique good to the world and you must be proud of that.
12. They have difficulty concentrating— Caz??♀️ (@carolfrancescaa) July 21, 2020
13. They start talking about bleakly things
14. They start giving “short” responses
15. They get irritable with “little things”
(via @ thedepressionproject on ig)
Other users in the comment section added some more points to the conversation.
I was diagnosed with major depression. I know whenever I start going into depression is…— Dee ?➡? (@Crystal07919342) July 22, 2020
-Sleep a lot, feeling very tired
-I start distancing myself from social activities
-My room gets very junky
-Moving very slow, feel very fatigued
-Can get irritable— Dee ?➡? (@Crystal07919342) July 22, 2020
-Feeling like people would be better off w/o me/nobody likes me
-disturbed sleeping patterns(I would sleep for an hour or two, then wake up for 45 min then sleep again for another hour)
-Loss of appetite
I've been struggling with depression since I was 12 and just told my mom yesterday I have it .I'm 24.ive learned to hide the signs.she has no idea I was suicidal at one point and she never will but the love she showed me helped me a lot yestrrday.— XOXO, SAVAGE? (@YoungSavagery_) July 22, 2020
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I love the whole list. Appetite can go up or down in cases of eating disorders.— Rebecca Dessonville (@RebeccaOutloud) July 22, 2020
Ok. So what if I know I’m depressed and I’m legitimately tired all the time. Like I’ll sleep 9 hours and still be tired and go right back to sleep. I’ve been struggling hard the past couple of years.— Zach with an h (@TheZJK) July 22, 2020
You guys are unintentionally hurting actual depressed people by doing that because you're normalizing the word depression and invalidating it people might no longer belive actually depressed people It's like coughing then self diagnosing yourself with Corona— ميار?? (@mayar_ru8) July 21, 2020
Can we mention the fact that depression is also a physical illness? A lot of ppl think it’s purely mental but depression affects ur body a lot, u literally cannot get out of bed etc or sometimes even do the most basic things— Qaragöz ?? (@JustStatistic) July 21, 2020
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If you find anyone dealing with these signs of depression, you should definitely talk to them and ask them how they’re doing. It helps them feel good about themselves.