Little Known Depressive Symptoms
September 16, 2015
Depression is a common mental health disorder that affects millions of Americans every year, and this disorder comes with many unexpected symptoms. Many believe that depression means feeling consistently sad, but this is not always the situation. There are some little known depression symptoms that you may be experiencing without associating these symptoms with depression, and that means you do not get the treatment that you need and deserve. Some depression symptoms that you may not expect include:
- Sleeping Pattern Changes
- Changes in Weight
- Changes in Eating Habits
- Trouble Concentrating or Focusing
- Frequent Negativity
- Substance Abuse
- Feeling Numb
- Withdrawing from Social Relationships and Events
- Physical Aches and Pains
- Thoughts of Dying that are Passive, which do not Include Suicide
Many of the symptoms listed above are rarely associated with depression, and if you have any of them, you may need to be screened for a mental health disorder. The symptoms listed above can become very problematic, interfering with your life, relationships, and responsibilities.
If you have experienced any of these little-known depression symptoms, or other more well-known symptoms of this mental health condition, you need to know that there is help available. Depression can be managed and treated so that your symptoms don’t devastate your life and those you love. A peer-to-peer network, like iPrevail, can offer the support and resources you need to address these symptoms and the underlying depression. If you think you may be depressed, then it is important to seek help, whether this is through a mental health professional, your family physician, a P2P support network, or other sources of support.