Did you know that depression is considered a problem of public health?
There are so many depressed people in the world that governments are beginning to worry about not being able to heal their citizens. And as? It is said that for every depressed man there are two depressed women. We are more likely to fall into this situation and many times we do not even identify that we are.
The signs of this are more common than you think …
1.- At different times of the day, you feel a melancholy that you cannot control. It is a feeling of sadness that comes for no apparent reason.
2.- You have a hard time concentrating and, when you do, it is only for a few moments. You are uncomfortable and you don’t know why.
3.- You have no desire to eat. Even if you go through your favorite restaurant, your appetite is not the same as always.
4.- You feel very tired despite sleeping for a long time. There are times when you don’t want to get out of bed, but when you are very tired there is something that prevents you from sleeping.
5.- You lose your patience easily. Your temper has been getting worse lately.
6.- You have lost interest in the things you loved to do. Like exercising, sex, reading, etc.
Did you identify with any of the sentences above?
Let’s discuss what depression is and when to seek help.
Depression is a mood of sadness, melancholy, unhappiness, etc. The symptoms are varied according to each person and this state can be caused by:
- Hormones, as is the case with pre-menstrual depression or postpartum depression.
- A stressful event that causes depression for a few weeks or even months.
- Due to the lack of light in some seasons of the year such as autumn or winter, this is called seasonal affective syndrome.
- Clinical depression, which is when this accumulation of feelings of anger and sadness interferes with the daily life of those who suffer from it for a large amount of time.
Seeking help is extremely important when suffering from depression. Saving our feelings will only hurt us in the long run. If there are moments where crying comes for no apparent reason, you have increased your alcohol intake, you have suicidal thoughts, you hear voices, your mood has begun to affect your work or love life, seek help from a specialist! Friends, family and in some cases medications will be sent to help the person get ahead. Do not forget that your health comes first, seeking help is the best thing you can do to get out of this situation.