Depression affects the whole person. Not just our thoughts, not just our emotions, not just our behavior. It affects everything, including our physical body as well.
In a nutshell, below is how depression may present itself in these four areas.
- impaired memory
- thoughts of death and suicide
- mood swings
- withdrawal from others
- neglect of responsibilities
- changes in personal appearance
- chronic fatigue
- lack of energy
- sleeping too much or too little
- weight gain or loss
- loss of motivation
- substance abuse
If you recognize these symptoms of depression in you or someone you care about, talk to a doctor about it. There is help for those who suffer from depression. I am one of those people. It is not the end of the world. There is life beyond depression. It does go away. Getting through it until it is gone is what you need help with. I can share my experience with you via my Facebook page here. Or feel free to comment below.