Depression is a mood disorder that causes a persistent feeling of sadness and loss of interest. People are considered clinically depressed if they are sad and no longer takes pleasure or interest in regular activities for at least two weeks consistently.
In addition to losing interest in regular activities, here are some other ways to know that depression exists:
• Changes in Appetite – You gain or lose a noticeable amount of weight without trying.
• Sleep Issues – You get too little or too much snooze time each day.
• Restlessness or Slowness – You find yourself pacing or fidgety or your movement and thinking are slowed.
• Self-Critical Thoughts – You feel worthless or guilty for no reason.
• Fatigue – You’re often low in energy or tired.
• Cognitive Issues – You regularly or concentrating has become harder.
• Morbid Thoughts – Your regularly think about death or suicide.
There are many people who suffer with depression every day and don’t even realize it. Evaluate your life or the lives of those loved ones around you to determine if depression exists. If you find that depression exists in your life, then make sure you call your health professional to get help with your situation.