Depression is Real. How to know if you’re dealing with Clinical Depression
Are you feeling overwhelmed, hopelessness, anger, and even restlessness, you may be suffering from clinical depression. Depression is a real illness, there are three million new cases a year. Depression can affect anyone, you do not need to have a family history of depression. Often when we are suffering from depression we don’t know it, making it more difficult to understand why we are feeling a specific way or why we feel sad and joyless.
Some of us are living with a significant other who is dealing with depression and we don’t know what is going on, so it’s challenging to find the right words of encouragement.
Knowledge is power, and when someone is suffering from clinical depression a combination of these sixteen symptoms will be present for at least two weeks or more every day.
Trouble concentrating, remembering details and making decisions
Feeling of guilt, worthlessness and helplessness
Pessimism and Hopelessness
Insomnia, early morning wakefulness, or sleeping to much
Loss of interest in things once pleasurable including sex
Overeating or not eating much at all
Aches, pains, headaches, and/or cramps that won’t go away, unexplained
Possible digestive issues
Persistent anxious, sad, or empty feelings
Anxiety or Agitation
Unexplained physical symptoms
Suicidal thoughts or attempts
These are the symptoms of clinical depression and knowing this information can help you and your loved ones. You owe it to yourself or your loved ones to get the help needed to find your joyful truth because you are valuable and the world needs you.