So you’ve noticed that you’re having symptoms of depression, and you want to do something about it. Or maybe you just want to know the different types of depression so you can recognize your own symptoms. Depression is an illness that’s not very easy to live with, so here are some of the signs of depression and what to do about them.
The most common symptoms of depression are feeling tired all the time, fatigue, a lack of interest in things you used to enjoy, and being sad or weepy for no apparent reason. These feelings will gradually disappear over time, as will many of the other symptoms, but don’t lose hope.
There is one other kind of depression, called major depression. This is not a normal kind of depression. Major depression can last from a few weeks to years. Symptoms of major depression include sleeplessness, severe mood swings, thoughts of suicide, frequent feelings of guilt or inadequacy, and a constant feeling of sadness and doom.
As I said before, the symptoms of depression are not all the same for everyone. So let’s take a look at what we do know about depression. Major depression has many different causes. So you should talk to your doctor and find out what your major depression type is and talk to him/her about what your depression symptoms are and what you can do about them.
Everyone’s happy for a while. There’s the “get your life back” blues, the “I’m going to start living again” blues, and the “God this life sucks” blues. But in most cases, you will feel much better once you get some sort of relief, and eventually, your depression symptoms will be gone and you’ll feel much better.
When you have major depression, your moods swing all over the place. You might feel fine one day, then feel like crying all night, and then feel good one day and start bawling your eyes out the next. There’s never a real pattern for this kind of depression and most people get off on the wrong foot.
When you have depression, you might also do all sorts of things to make yourself feel better, and nothing will really help. You might try taking too many drugs, such as anti-depressants, and while they might make you feel better, they also might make your depression symptoms worse. Talk to your doctor about all the things you’ve tried that didn’t help and why.
Just because you feel fine one day doesn’t mean you’re not depressed. Depression can take over your life. It can mess up your relationships and your work.
It’s important to learn about the different kinds of depression and what the causes are. And there are different kinds of treatments for each kind. You may feel better when you take an antidepressant, but this will only mask the problem for a while.
If you’re a depressed person who just needs someone to talk to, there are counselors available 24 hours a day. Also, there are medications that help those who have chronic depression.
While the signs of depression are different for everyone, the symptoms are usually pretty consistent. A person who is depressed should know what to do when they feel like they’re going to die and should know what to do if they do feel like they’re losing it. When you know what to do, the signs of depression are less likely to get out of hand.