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Identifying Common Signs of Depression
Depression is the leading cause of disability in the United States, as per the National Alliance on Mental
Illness (NAMI). It is a serious mental condition that needs immediate attention because neglecting or
delaying treatment would only exacerbate the condition.
Love and care from the near and dear ones are crucial to a long-term recovery, apart from conventional
treatment procedures. So, it becomes imperative to be aware of symptoms and behaviors which are
indicative of depression in a person.
Though, at times, signs of depression could be hard to read, there are a few most common ones which
can be easily identified and are telltale signs of the disease. Here, we look at some of the most common
and obvious symptoms of depression:
Calling in sick frequently to workplace
The most common excuse
of a depressed person is
to call in sick frequently
and avoid attending work.
It could be due to his or
her reluctance to interact
with others and run away
from situations. At times,
a person could be actually
unwell because of bodily
aches and sleeplessness
caused by depression. But
whatever the reasons, the
attendance in the office
of a depressed person is
significantly lower than
his/her colleagues. They
consistency in job performance and appear to be lost and incoherent.
Cutting ties with family and friends
This is an ominous sign when an otherwise friendly and lively person suddenly cuts all ties with family
members and close friends. A depressed person stops socializing and enjoys being a recluse. There is
complete abhorrence for activities once he or she enjoyed. This isolation may further worsen the
symptoms and aggravate other hidden mental conditions in a person. So, family members should shoulder
the responsibility and seek immediate help from clinicians and psychiatrists.
Frequenting doctor for vague and imaginary problems
A depressed person may be constantly plagued by imaginary fears and tend to experience unexplained
body aches and pains. They might become hypochondriac and frequently visit the doctor for no apparent
reasons. It explains how troubled they are from deep within. Staying away from treatment for long would
not help the cause but deteriorate the condition. Antidepressants help in alleviating both the mental and
physical pains in a patient.
Almost 80 percent of the depressed people have problem in sleeping. They might be lying in beds for a
longer period than others, but they hardly manage a sound sleep. For most of it, they would only toss and
turn on their beds, but devoid of any sleep. Inadequate and problem sleeping is the foremost sign of
depression. A person losing sleep at home needs immediate attention and treatment should be sought
Eating lesser than usual
Depression is invariably linked to poor eating and loss of appetite. A depressed person will not eat properly
and tend to lose interests in food he/she enjoyed earlier. A possible fallout of this could be weight loss
and the person would appear frail and thin. Not eating properly is an indication that the depressed person
is losing interests in the necessities and pleasures of life, including food and sleep.
Treatment of depression is possible. Seeking early treatment would ensure a faster recovery from
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