World Mental Health Day 2023: Every year on 10th October World Mental Health Day is observed across the globe. The day intends to focus on the importance of mental health and to muster efforts in support of mental health education and awareness. Depression is one of the mental disorders that potentially affect many people’s mental well-being and their ability to function in daily life.
It leads to insistent feelings of worthlessness, sadness, hopelessness, and lack of pleasure and interest in activities.
Some early emotional and physical signs of depression that people must look
Here are some early emotional and physical signs of depression that people must look for if they suspect that they are dealing with this mental disorder.
Persistent feeling of emptiness and sadness is one of the major signs of depression that people develop at an early stage of the mental disorder. Depression often surfaces as a lasting low mood and sense of sadness, which last for weeks or months.
Depression results in a lack of interest or pleasure in daily activities. Individuals who suffer from depression might not show any interest in activities that they once loved to participate in such as daily tasks, hobbies, or socializing. Depression can cause changes in appetite and unexplained or unintended weight loss as well. Sleep issues are frequent in depression. People who suffer from depression might experience insomnia also known as difficulty in falling asleep or hypersomnia which is extreme sleepiness.
People who are depressed often feel exhausted, lack of energy, and tired even after resting enough. It is a distinctive sign of depression. Depression can damage people’s capacity to concentrate, recall information, and make decisions, which can impact people’s professional or academic performance. People dealing with depression often have persistent negative thoughts, a sense of guilt or triviality, and a feeling of hopelessness about their future.
Depression can result in excessive anger, short temper, sudden outbursts of anger, and irritability over tiny issues. People suffering from depression tend to isolate or withdraw themselves from social interactions, activities, family, and friends. Recurrent thoughts of death or suicide are serious warning symptoms of depression and require immediate intervention.