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5 Signs You Might Be Struggling With Depression
 
 
Everyone feels sad once in awhile, but when that sadness takes over your life, you might be experiencing a struggle with depression. While only a qualified mental health professional can diagnose you, you can pay attention to certain signs that may signal depression.

Trouble with Sleep

Issues with sleeping plague many individuals, and your struggles may be a sign of depression. For example, you may find that you are unable to fall asleep or to stay asleep because you are constantly thinking of all the negative situations in your life or of all the bad things that could happen.

On the other hand, you may find that you are sleeping more than usual because you don't have any joy in your waking hours anymore.

Anxiety Issues

Depression and anxiety do not always appear together, but they do often find themselves married. Anxiety can manifest in a variety of forms. You may find that you don't want to go out anymore because you're anxious about interacting with others or about the dangers that could arise when you're not in your home. You may notice that you're engaging in obsessive compulsive behaviors, such as constant checking or counting in an attempt to eliminate all dangers.

Lack of Interest

When you find that the activities and hobbies you once loved no longer interest, you may be experiencing depression. Feeling tired of the same routine or the same experiences sometimes is normal. However, if you always looked forward to your morning coffee dates with Mom or your art classes with friends, you may be experiencing depression if these situations bring you nothing but sadness and anxiety.

Constant Sadness

Feeling sad all of the time is a major sign that you are struggling with depression. You may experience this sadness in places where you used to feel joy, or you may find that you are unable to cope with difficult situations in the way that you used to. Instead of attempting to tackle them, you may just start to cry for long periods of time. On top of that, you might also notice that you're sad for no reason at all; you may just wake up and feel as though you are in a bad mood on a regular basis.

Weight Changes

The exhaustion that comes along with many cases of depression might cause you to lose weight. You may no longer be eating your favorite foods or meeting your cousins for happy hour because you just don't feel like it anymore. On the other hand, you may be overeating and gaining weight. The food might be providing you with some immediate sense of comfort, or you may just not care about your appearance or health anymore.

These signs are some of the ones that could signal an issue with depression. When you are noticing these types of changes in your life, you could schedule an appointment with a mental health professional. By doing so, you can move away from this depression and toward a happier existence.
 
 
Everyone feels sad once in awhile, but when that sadness takes over your life, you might be experiencing a struggle with depression.

While only a qualified mental health professional can diagnose you, you can pay attention to certain signs that may signal depression.

Trouble with Sleep

Issues with sleeping plague many individuals, and your struggles may be a sign of depression. For example, you may find that you are unable to fall asleep or to stay asleep because you are constantly thinking of all the negative situations in your life or of all the bad things that could happen.

On the other hand, you may find that you are sleeping more than usual because you don't have any joy in your waking hours anymore.

Anxiety Issues

Depression and anxiety do not always appear together, but they do often find themselves married. Anxiety can manifest in a variety of forms. You may find that you don't want to go out anymore because you're anxious about interacting with others or about the dangers that could arise when you're not in your home. You may notice that you're engaging in obsessive compulsive behaviors, such as constant checking or counting in an attempt to eliminate all dangers.

Lack of Interest

When you find that the activities and hobbies you once loved no longer interest, you may be experiencing depression. Feeling tired of the same routine or the same experiences sometimes is normal. However, if you always looked forward to your morning coffee dates with Mom or your art classes with friends, you may be experiencing depression if these situations bring you nothing but sadness and anxiety.

Constant Sadness

Feeling sad all of the time is a major sign that you are struggling with depression. You may experience this sadness in places where you used to feel joy, or you may find that you are unable to cope with difficult situations in the way that you used to. Instead of attempting to tackle them, you may just start to cry for long periods of time. On top of that, you might also notice that you're sad for no reason at all; you may just wake up and feel as though you are in a bad mood on a regular basis.

Weight Changes

The exhaustion that comes along with many cases of depression might cause you to lose weight. You may no longer be eating your favorite foods or meeting your cousins for happy hour because you just don't feel like it anymore. On the other hand, you may be overeating and gaining weight. The food might be providing you with some immediate sense of comfort, or you may just not care about your appearance or health anymore.

These signs are some of the ones that could signal an issue with depression. When you are noticing these types of changes in your life, you could schedule an appointment with a mental health professional. By doing so, you can move away from this depression and toward a happier existence.