Depression is one of the most pervasive mental health issues being faced around the world today. Statistically speaking, depression effects X amount of people globally, making it a leading cause of illness and distress. Anyone can be affected by depression. Gender, race, skin color or socioeconomic status are not qualifying categories for developing depression. Increasingly, depression is being linked to disease and sickness.
A common explanation for depression is a chemical imbalance in the brain. Indeed, for people suffering from major depressive disorder or bipolar disorder (also known as manic-depressive), that may be true. Clinical depression is different from a passing stage of sadness, grief, or blues. Look for these signs and symptoms of depression to know if you are a love done need to call Aurora Recovery Center today.
Chronic Pain can be it’s own.
It’s also a sign of depression. Consistent aches and pains, especially in the lower back, can be stored up emotion. 75% of people suffering from depression experience chronic pain. Whether or not there is actually a higher amount of pain is debateable. Being in a depressed state creates an acute awareness of discomfort, meaning any pain can seem severe.
An underproductive thyroid can contribute to feelings of depression.
Hypothyroid causes weight gain as well. A thyroid can slow down because of health and lifestyle choices. Depression influences eating foods that are not conducive toward hormone production. Comfort foods like sweets, salty foods, and fats, are typical go-to in depression. These foods make it harder to heal from depression on a biological level. Seeing weight gain causes another stressors and pushes the depression deeper. Conversely, severe and sudden weight loss is an additional sign of depression. Drastic decreases in appetite should raise a red flag.
Feeling numb, empty, or detached are common symptoms of depression.
Acting aloof, seeming distant, having little to no interest in typical hobbies and activities are all popular signs. A striking difference in social participation can indicate a depressed state, especially when met with apathetic responses.
Daydreaming, distraction, and indecision are the result of depression taking over the mind.
Depression clouds even the most basic of cognitive function. That common image of someone being glued to the couch is actually because they don’t have the ability to make a decision to do anything else.
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