The physical signs of depression vary from person to person. Every now and then we all get depressed; sometimes people get depressed for no reason and on other occasions because of a sad event. However, in most people depression is not permanent and with time it goes away. This is not true depression; rather it is sadness and case of the blues. But in some people depression lingers and ends up being permanent to just an extent that the person cannot function on a day to day level.
When a person is depressed, his everyday life is affected, he completely loses interest in everything around him and loses all energy. Even getting out of bed can be an arduous task when a person is depressed. The things that the person once enjoyed do not interest him any longer and he finds it difficult to indulge in them.
The good news is that depression can be treated and it does not have to have a debilitating effect on your life. That is why you need to watch out for physical signs of depression so that you can seek professional help on time.
Behavior as a sign of depression:
A depressed person can display the following behaviors:
Withdraws from people, leisure activities, work and pleasure. In fact, this is one of the first signs of depression.
Episodes of restlessness
Faces difficulty in getting out of bed
Has low energy levels and therefore does not participate in any activity
Suffers from lack of motivation as everything seems like an effort
Feelings as a sign of depression:
Feeling sad and miserable for no reason whatsoever
Feeling besieged with everyday living tasks
Suffering from apathy
Feeling irritable, anxious or tensed
Feeling of helplessness
Suffering from low self-esteem and confidence
Easily discouraged and disappointed
Feeling unattractive and/or ugly
Not experiencing pleasure or joy
Thinking as a sign of depression:
Unable to make decisions
Suffering from lack of concentration or focus
Losing interest in people, activities and life in general
Blaming oneself constantly for everything
Being pessimistic about everything
Spending all time dwelling on failures and problems rather than achievements and good times
Thinking about harming oneself or committing suicide
If you have two or more of the above mentioned signs, you may be suffering from depression. However, you should let a professional figure out whether you are actually dealing with depression because some of the signs could relate to an illness too.