What is Depression?
The feeling of depression is different from just feeling low or being unhappy from time to time. It is much more profound, unpleasant and prolonged feeling of emptiness and despair that makes it difficult to function in life as you have done before. Things that you have enjoyed doing and people you have loved being with are no longer of any interest to you. The extreme tiredness and in some cases total exhaustion pose the question of whether you can cope with life, something seems not quiet right. When you are depressed life might feel like a lost battle, things seem more and more hopeless, but with help and support you can get better. It is important to understand the seriousness of your symptoms and seek help with depression. If left untreated, depression can have devastating effects on your home, work, and family, social life and especially on the lives of those around you. The World Health Organisation has reported depression as number 2 cause of death in 15-29-years-olds by 2020.
Signs and Symptoms of depression
Depression varies from person to person, but there are some common signs and symptoms. It’s important to remember that these symptoms can be a result of life’s struggles. But the more symptoms you have, the stronger they are, and the longer they’ve lasted—the more likely it is that you’re dealing with depression. When these symptoms are overwhelming and stop you from functioning on a daily basis, that’s when it’s definitely time to seek help.