Warning Signs of Depression

Depression is nothing but a mental illness that involves the body, mood, and thoughts. "Depression", this term is often used to describe emotional reactions. These mental and physical feelings seem to follow them day and night, appear to have no end. Depression is alleviated by happy events or good news. Many people say that it is a sign of weakness. But it is wrong, depression is not a sign of personal weakness or not a condition that can be wished away. People with depression cannot merely "pull themselves together" and get better.

Adult Depression Warning Signs

  • Difficulty to take decision
  • Frequently feeling sad and irritated
  • Always in worries or anxiety
  • Change in eating pattern
  • Change in sleeping pattern
  • Weight loss
  • Weight gain
  • Thinking of suicide
  • Inability to cope up with daily problem
  • Loss of interest in activity that had previously enjoyed
  • Social withdrawal

Warning Signs of Pre-adolescents

  • Complaints about physical illness
  • Inability to cope with daily routine problems
  • Dramatically change in eating habit
  • Change in sleeping pattern
  • Substance abuse
  • Weight gain or loss
  • Suicidal Thought
  • Frequent change in mood

Warning Signs of Depression in Younger Children

  • School performance is changing a lot
  • More effort but output becomes less
  • Too much worry
  • Too much anxiety
  • Anger
  • Persistent nightmares
  • More excitement

Now consider causes of depression according to its type.

Bipolar Disorder or Depression

It is also called as manic-depressive illness. Bipolar disorder is characterized by cycling mood change, high and low depression. In this peoples mood change dramatically and rapidly. The people in bipolar depression feel like elated.

Change in Energy Level

  • Feeling decreased energy level
  • Loss of interest in activity
  • Insomnia
  • Fatigue
  • Lethargy

Feeling Physical Changes

  • Unexpected pains
  • Weight loss
  • Weight gain
  • Psychomotor Retardation

Emotional Weakness

  • Helplessness
  • Feeling sadness
  • Continuous crying
  • Always feeling guilty
  • Lose confidence
  • Hopelessness

Changes in Mood

  • Irritable
  • Anger
  • Indifferent

Thought Pattern Change

  • Hard to concentrate on point or reading
  • Problem with memory
  • Difficult to take decision
  • All things are disorganized
  • Thought of death
  • Feeling dead

Warning Signs Of Suicide

  • Always talking about suicide
  • Symptoms of depression
  • Change in behavior
  • Insomnia
  • Loss of interest activity that usually enjoyed
  • Increased alcohol or drug use
  • Taking excessive challenges
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