We frequently ignore signs of depression and assume that we are just going through a rough phase. Statistically, Depression is not rare as you might think. Over 264 million people worldwide suffer from depression whether they are children, adults or retirees. Depression may not be as obvious to detect in some people as its effects might be more subtle. Diagnosing depression and treating its symptoms is rather difficult. There are very few people that are properly trained to provide therapy to the afflicted people. We must seek proper Counselling and if necessary medication to heal the person suffering from the disorder. Ignoring its symptoms and believing that it will resolve on its own might make it more severe in the longer run.
We should not create a stigma against people with depression. Instead, we must actively look for signs and hints that our friend or family member might be suffering from depression. There are ways that exist that might determine that your loved one might be depressed. Signs are subtle and may not always reflect reality sometimes situations making us sad and gloomy. We should focus on longer periods of time to determine if your loved one needs professional help.
Depression Signs To Look Out For In People.
Detachment From World.
Detachment is maybe considered a virtue in the spiritual world. But locking yourself to a secluded place and cutting off contacts from the outside world is not healthy especially if you are a social person. Depressed people often avoid social contact and limit human interaction as much as possible. Considering such detachment is unhealthy we should look out for our loved ones who are displaying above mentioned signs. Talking to them and convincing them to come out of such a lifestyle is essential for their well being. Prolonged detachment could create a lot of problems that may require extensive Therapy.
We all feel hopeless from time to time, feeling hopelessness is a natural reaction to many difficult situations. But being hopeless all the time and having a permanent atmosphere of despair hints at something else. Aura of general negativity that says nothing will go well and everything is falling apart may be a sign you should look into. Hope is the first thing that starts to lack in a person with depression. They start to lose motivation in everything, even the most basic things like waking up and eating your meals began to look pointless. Special Counselling is required to uplift such people that a normal person might be unable to give.
A weird Outburst of emotions like uncontrollable laughter followed by tears is indicative of mood swings in depression. They are fairly common and easy to detect. Emotional stability starts to become rarer as depression progress in an individual. They start to follow odd habits and react very differently than they used to. Emotional health is very important in our life and disregarding these symptoms could seriously damage our well being. Observe very closely and try to have an extended conversation with your loved one if they display any of these symptoms and if they do consider finding them help or counselling.
Having Permanent Fatigue and Lethargy
Being tired all the time and having chronic fatigue is part of the problem. Depression victims often display lethargy in doing things that they once loved. Having permanent fatigue forces them to give up their hobbies and sink even more into depression thus aggravating their problem.
How Can We Help Someone Suffering From Depression?
Recognizing depression and providing necessary emotional support to the individual must be your first priority. Overcoming depression is hard as people going through it suffers a lot of anxiety, stress and pain. Giving them essential emotional support and positive reinforcement is a must on your list. You should be a willing listener to their problems and understand their situation without any judgement or criticism. Encouraging them to seek proper medical care and counselling should be your priority if their symptoms are severe enough. Finding the right counsellor or psychiatrist is challenging and must be selected after much forethought and counselling.