It is unbearable to witness a loved one in pain. Whether that pain is physical or emotional, the effects are debilitating. Suffering from depression, in any form, is painful not only for the individual diagnosed but also for all of those who care for them. Understanding the signs and symptoms of this disorder is a crucial first step.
There are many signs and symptoms that can characterize the onset of depression. A few are easily identified if you know what to look for.
Extreme sadness is one of the most obvious signs of depression. Everyone feels sad from time to time, but that sadness eventually subsides. Finding yourself or your loved one in a constant state of despair, especially without cause, is a possible warning sign of a more serious issue.
Fatigue is another common symptom of depression. Losing interest in once enjoyable activities, sleeping for extended periods of time, and feeling lethargic throughout the day are all possible signs, as well.
One may also find themselves not sleeping, at all. This sometimes leads to other serious concerns, such as weight gain or loss. The individual may even begin to push loved ones away.
Finding the right kind of help for these, and other, symptoms can make all the difference in a person’s life. Individual counseling can help you to work through your feelings and provides a safe and comfortable environment where you or your loved one can take the next step in improving your emotional health.
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