Figuring Out Wellness

Little-Known Indicators of Depression

To many people who have never suffered from depression, it seems like something simple to diagnose. The person suffering from depression is usually in a low mood, and certainly, that is pretty much it.

Needless to say, a low mood is one characteristic of a depressed person but t the condition also has a number of other symptoms. It is possible for somebody to be experiencing acute depression and even know that they are depressed more so if they tend to link their low moods to external factors other than to an inner issue.

Depression is a serious issue, and its symptoms escalate when left untreated. There are also some little-known symptoms of depression and knowing about them will help you identify if you are depressed or even see it in your loved ones who will ensure that you get the needed help early.

Neglect of Health.

People with depression might not pay much attention to their health and also tend to ignore things that are meant to be done to ensure that we keep healthy. Individuals with depression are not as inclined to keep healthy leading to what is referred to as self-neglect. Depressives are less likely to take their medication; neglect personal care such as adequate skin care; and other “vital” health needs that most people do without giving them much thought.

Depressed persons are usually far less healthy than other people. If you or someone you know seems to be having a pattern of chronic health issues, then depression and wellness negligence it triggers might be the root of the problem.

Fluctuations in One’s Appetite.

It may seem strange to suggest that psychological health can be linked to our appetite; the two do not seem to be related to one another in any manner, shape, or form. However, it has been noted that many patients suffering from depression also undergo appetite changes. This may mean not eating, eating too little or anything that is different from the regular eating habits. If you discover that you are having food cravings or you are going without for long hours, then you could be suffering from depression.

Flu Symptoms.

Lots of people with depression report that they feel unwell often cold or flu-like symptoms. Persistent flu symptoms which come and go are an indication of depression, and you need to let your doctor know about that.

Depression can conceal itself behind behavioral problems or depletion of psychological vitality meaning it can go undiagnosed for many years. As much as we might link low moods to depression, that is usually not sufficient to prompt a person to seek out assistance. If you are persistently suffering from low moods and some of the symptoms mentioned above and a low mood, you should discuss it with your healthcare provider.