Depression is a state in which people have a totally helpless self-esteem and, if it progresses very quickly, it can lead to unpleasant and in many cases, fatal results.

Negative effects of depression

The repercussions of this period in the life of those who suffer from it can not only affect mental health, but also physical health since self-esteem disappears and makes carelessness be present during all the time that one is depressed. Depression can often be associated with stress, but it can also occur exclusively for reasons unrelated to stressful conditions.

Today’s world has many diseases, conditions and abnormal periods in the lives of all people and one of the most prevalent diseases is depression , which despite hiding in busy individuals, always ends up standing out in the most vulnerable times that make them decay.

It is important to know that, like other types of conditions, depression is one of those that can be cured as long as it is diagnosed in time , otherwise the consequences may not be reversible. If you feel that you suffer from depression and do not know it , confirm it with the identifiable signs in depressed people , among which are the following:

Negative thoughts

Constant thoughts that reflect melancholy, sadness and negativity with no place to see the positive side, whether due to ending a relationship , the loss of a family member or also due to work issues are the most common causes that can lead to chronic depression .

Reluctance and loss of interest

The loss of interest in the activities that have always been your favorites is manifested , the same ones that filled you with pleasure and satisfaction days before. Although the causes of disinterest can be many and not only depression, these aspects are closely linked to depressive periods, from which you should get out as quickly as you can if it is about it.

Bad mood

If the bad mood takes over most of your time , you constantly lose patience and do not feel any second of happiness or tranquility, you could be in a depressive picture and you have to start managing the solution of the situation, being the best option, professional help.

By managing these aspects, it will be a little easier for you to get out of this state and start a new course of happiness and well-being in all areas of your life, from your breaks to your meetings with friends and family.

Lose your appetite

Loss of appetite is another of the signs that can indicate a depressive state , as long as they are repeated regularly, since the loss of appetite can be related to other bodily problems such as digestive problems , among others. If you also have it and your favorite dish no longer brightens your day, it is a point that you must improve without a doubt.

Food is one of the best things that anyone can enjoy during each day, if you do not feel that pleasure, you could be presenting some disorder in your dopamine levels , which is a sign of depression. The key is to investigate the cause of this disorder and try the solutions that are available, perhaps through a specialist.

Lack of sleep or insomnia

Finally, there is insomnia , being one of the ideal clarifiers that determine the presence of depression in your life. While lack of sleep is caused by a number of various disorders, such as fibromyalgia or anxiety , depression is one of the possible causes as well.

Sleep is responsible for channeling emotions and making them less intense within each personality, even so, being in this chronic melancholic state, the difficulties in sleeping increase and cause your potential to decline, leading to perennial fatigue for no specific reason.

The causes cited above to determine the signs that depression may present are not the only ones nor should they be presented according to the order in which they are listed, each person is different and the conditions, as well as the symptoms, may have slight changes. However, if you feel that your life has a gray tone compared to how it was long ago, it would be recommended that you reconsider consulting with a specialist to improve your quality of life.

By Dr. Eric Jackson

Dr. Eric Jackson provides primary Internal Medicine care for men and women and treats patients with bone and mineral diseases, diabetes, heart conditions, and other chronic illnesses.He is a Washington University Bone Health Program physician and is a certified Bone Densitometrist. Dr. Avery is consistently recognized in "The Best Doctors in America" list.

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