Have you been struggling with a deep weight or sadness that you can’t seem to shake off? Has it become increasingly difficult to get out of bed every morning?
In the midst of trying to do this every day, you may not notice any specific changes in your own life, thoughts, habits, and actions.
It is important to step back and appreciate; to see if you notice these changes, as they may be signs of clinical depression. It is also important to keep this in mind and the possible connection with depression so that you know how patient you can be with yourself when you are being treated.
This article is not intended to diagnose or self-treat. If you have any problems, contact a qualified healthcare professional or mental health professional.
With that said, here are 6 things that cause depression that you didn't know about.
1. Withdrawing from activities.
Have you ever lost interest in things you used to enjoy? You may not realize that the activities you once enjoyed, such as singing, reading, or hanging out with friends, no longer entertain you. Maybe you stopped doing it completely, whether you realized it or not. Depression is often accompanied by a loss of interest or joy in the activities one once enjoyed. You may not have noticed, but you can withdraw from many things you used to like.
2. Feeling of Worthlessness or Guilty
Depression probably involves feelings of worthlessness and excessive guilt. You can blame yourself for things that are more than you know, and you're more likely to blame yourself more than you deserve.
For example, you may think that you are the only cause of divorce, even if your spouse has his or her own mistakes or if they are violent.
In everyday situations, you may be afraid that events will go wrong, no matter how small, and you may make these small mistakes or mistakes yourself. You can trust this proof of your own shortcomings.
If you don't know, you can spend a lot of time thinking about negative experiences and what you think are your own failures and mistakes. In fact, your mind may be overwhelmed by depression, leading you to see yourself in an unfair, negative light.
3. Avoiding or Escaping
The negative thoughts and feelings that accompany depression can be overwhelming and difficult to manage. As a result, you may find that you are trying to escape or escape from these thoughts and feelings.
You can be immersed in your phone or in famous TV series and movies, or maybe send messages late at night to escape your thoughts. You can also avoid talking and thinking about the future because it can make you feel bad.
4. Eating Less or More
You may or may not have noticed that your appetite has changed. It is important to take a minute to evaluate whether you have been eating properly.
Did you lose your appetite recently? You may be eating less, or perhaps have been feeling the need to force yourself to eat. On the other hand, you may have been using food as a coping mechanism, instead. Food can be comforting, but depression may cause you to over-rely on food for comfort, leading to overeating and craving unhealthy food.
5. Changes in Activeness
As changes in taste to eat, the body can be influenced by depression, not just the mind. Your physical movements may be slow, even without your goal. People around you would be able to observe this.
Basic tasks such as walking, getting out of bed, writing or signing can take a long time to slow down.
On the contrary, you may feel uncomfortable instead. Even if you don't realize it, you may have been confused, running, or clapping your hands recently.
6. Loss Concentration
Another thing you may not have noticed yet is reducing your ability to concentrate. It may be more difficult for you to concentrate and make decisions lately. It can affect many daily activities. You may find that you procrastinate and quit or have difficulty with tasks or work. It may be harder to focus fully on what you are reading or seeing. You may also find that you make repeated decisions, even when it comes to small, everyday things.
Remember that if you have experienced any of this, you are not alone in this fight. In addition, a better understanding of the issues will take you one step closer to recovery. Treatment is also an option that has helped many others with depression