People usually feel depressed and depressed, sometimes as if their mood has fallen to the bottom. But if you feel that you are in endless despair and cannot extricate yourself, you need to sound the alarm bell: this may be the clinical manifestation of depression!
According to a study by the National Institute of Mental Health, about 7% of adults have experienced depression, but it is difficult for patients to clearly realize that they have depression.
If you have to face four or more of the following symptoms almost every day in the past two weeks, and even your daily behaviors such as work, visiting relatives and friends, and taking care of children are affected, you must seek medical treatment in time.
1. Eating without taste or overeating
Depression can make people silent and lead to loss of appetite. On the other hand, sometimes some patients will feel hungry and overeat, because patients need to comfort their negative emotions through taste supplement.
2. Excessive sleep or insomnia
Some depressed patients will often nap off. Excessive sleep is a way for them to escape from negative emotions in reality, and this kind of work and rest disorder will make patients always feel tired. Other patients show anxiety, sleep interruption and even insomnia. Sleep problems are not only caused by depression, but also the cause of aggravation of depression, which will eventually become a vicious circle.
3. Often get angry over trifles
This may be a little-known clinical manifestation: depression tends to make people more likely to get angry. If you feel that you have a bad temper or chatter recently and that trivial things that you didn’t care about in the past make you angry, it may be because depression affects normal hormone fluctuations.
4. Inability to concentrate
Often forget the deadline for work or the specific time to pick up the children? When people suffer from depression, their brains may be blurred, affecting their work, memory and decision-making ability.
STEP 5 Loss of Interest
Maybe you used to love playing with your colleagues, But in recent weeks, those activities that once made you excited are now dull. Not participating in activities that you once loved, because they can no longer bring you joy, is also one of the signals of depression. Depression deprives people of the ability to seek pleasure from past experiences, which will lead to a vicious circle.
6. Feeling worthless
If you often belittle yourself and feel that you are worthless or worthless, then you may be suffering from depression. When people repeatedly think that they are not good enough or important, they will be more inclined to find some way to prove these negative thoughts, which will also put depression patients at more risks.
Step 7 Feel like dying
The idea of ending your life is always lingering in your mind, thinking about various ways to seek death. If you are experiencing this every day, or have had similar thoughts every day for the last two weeks, ask for help in time, even if you don’t think you have other symptoms of depression.
8. Panic or anxiety
Irresistible fear usually means anxiety disorder, but if it is often the case, it can also be depression. Some depression patients also have [panic attacks]. This anxiety is different from the usual, it is a continuous and uncontrollable panic, usually accompanied by some physical discomfort, such as too fast heart rate, sweating, and sleep problems.
Depression may also make people procrastinate and tired and unable to deal with daily work. Day after day, patients will feel exhausted and even have difficulty getting up and taking a bath. If you always feel tired, and this fatigue has affected your daily life, you should seek medical treatment in time.
10. Unexplained pain and discomfort
Depression can also affect people’s bodies, such as headaches, stomach trouble, neck and back pain, and even nausea. Although not every spasm or pain is a manifestation of depression, but if you are suffering from chronic pain of unknown causes, in addition to seeing a doctor for examination, you should also consider whether you have depression.
Responsible Editor: Yidan