Why do signs of depression often ignored?
Depression is one of the most common mental health problems. Ironically, it is also one of the most difficult to monitor.
The reason being is that depression is hard to diagnose. Most depressed people have no idea that they already have it.
Secondly, those who spot it have no idea how to deal with it. In both cases, depression remains a challenge to most mental health professionals.
Here are the common signs of depression that most people ignore
1. Problem in focusing on a given task
Most depressed people find it hard to concentrate on the task at hand.
2. Always feeling exhausted
One of the common symptoms of depression is exhaustion. Depressed people feel like they are too tired even without going through an exhausting activity.
3. Changes in appetite
Depression has two effects on the body. A person can become an overweight or underweight. This is because of the changes in appetite.
Some depressed people escape subtle sadness through eating. While others tend to do the opposite – they lost food appetite
4. Subtle sadness
Depressed people find it difficult to find happiness and purpose in their life even if they have everything they wish for.
5. Feeling hopeless
One of the signs of depression is lack of hope and energy. Depressed people may feel like they have no solution for their problem.
6. Chronically feel physical pain
Depressed people always feel physical pain and aches.
The signs of depression can be unnoticeable. Oftentimes, the people around you are the ones who can spot it first. Because they may be the first affected ones.
The knowledge discrepancy on mental health remains huge. Thus, mental health experts continue to educate the public about the mental health problems.
If you have these signs, the best thing you can do is find a professional help. Depression can be treated with medication and therapy.
I’m a licensed psychometrician, author, and blogger. I’m currently working as a University instructor teaching psychology. I love writing and doing psychological research.