Depression is one of the biggest problems of modern society and it has an epidemic status. The reason behind this is its hidden and sinister nature. A lot of people cannot discover its signs and they cannot seek help or speak out for help while there is still time left.
Being depressed is a serious mental disease. However, in many cases it can go unnoticed. It is a feeling of despair and extreme sadness. People who suffer from it confront dangerous demons all by themselves.
These people never share their problems and they avoid bothering other people with their problems. There are different signs and some of them are loss of appetite, sleep disturbance, weight loss and feeling useless.
One of the biggest difference between losing or saving the person you love is discovering its early signs. The line between being depressed and sad is fine. Being sad can be easily cured with happy moments.
However, being depressed is a clinical disease and it requires help in order to be cured and cannot be gone with happy moments of dancing or hanging out with friends. The first and most important thing is to manage to discover its signs so you can help.
This is a list that can help you out.
1. THEY WILL HIDE THEIR SYMPTOMS AND NOT THEIR ANXIETIES
People with depression have a sense that they float free in a big ocean without having control over their lives. As a consequence they will try and hide all of their symptoms. They will show you their anxiety, but not their symptoms. The reason is because anxiety is very common among people and this way they can fit in.
2. THEY CAN BE ANXIOUS ABOUT THEIR ANXIETY
In some cases they can fear if other people see their irrational panic. They will panic even more.
3. THEY ARE OUTGOING, BUT INTROVERTED. THEY ARE SOCIAL, YET THEY ARE RARELY GOING OUT
They will enjoy other people company in doses.
4. THEY SUPRESS THEIR FEELINGS WHICH MAKES THINGS WORSE FOR THEMSELVES
They want to be the rein of their life and they do not want to be treated in a different way so they can be comforted. This way they stifle their own problems and feelings and try to hide them.
5. THEY ARE EXPRESSIVE AND TALEDNTED; USUALLY IN VERY UNEXPECTED WAYS
They have unexpected talents that are very unusual. They can decorate aquariums, make sand castles to canyons and do everything you seem to be impossible to be done.
6. ABNORMAL EATING AND SLEEPING HABITS
The reason behind this is that their brain works in completely different than you expect. They think too much and that is why their hunger and sleep cycles are often messed up.
7. THEY ARE CONSTANTLY LOOKING FOR A PURPOSE IN LIFE
It helps them to try and cope with their crippling anxiety and feelings of inadequacy.
8. THEY ARE PROBLEM-SAVER AND THINKERS
They are great at handling and solving tricky situations because they always keep worst case scenarios and negative feelings at bay. They can help when it comes to group projects which require a particular imagination degree.
9. THEY DO NOT TRUST PEOPLE, BUT THEY CAN CONVICE THEM THEY DO
They are really good at this and even if they do not trust you, they will convince you that they do.
10. THEY LOOK FOR ACCEPTANCE AND LOVE, BUT THINK EVERYONE HATES THEM
They are not snobbish or stubborn, just wary. They cannot think that people actually care about them or love them. They think that they are not worth it.
11. THEY WANT TO HAVE CONTROL
Just like we said, they look for semblance or control.
12. THEY ARE SMART, YET DOUBTFUL
They have a crippling self-doubt and because of this it is hard for them to see the good things in their lives.
13. THEY ARE SELF-REGULATING
They check and censor themselves constantly in order to be more accepted.
14. THEY HAVE SUBTLE CRIES FOR HELP
You can easily overlook these. The reason is because they will do everything they can to hide these moments of weakness from everyone. At this moment help and trust from family and friends are crucial and they can make a difference.
Remember to carefully watch someone if you think they suffer from concealed depression.
It might help a lot, because the first step is to detect the problem. Do not lose your loved ones.
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