We all are aware of depression. It is a mental problem with many behavioural, physical, emotional and cognitive symptoms. There is a general tendency among people to use the word ‘depression’, to describe the feeling of sadness which they experience from time to time. However, depression is more than just feeling sad. Depression is a psychological problem that affects an individual emotionally and physically. The feelings of sadness, hopelessness, helpnesses, worthlessness, generation of negative thoughts are the most common symptoms of depression.
There are several factors that can cause depression. Stress, unhealthy life style, consumption of unhealthy foods, and work pressure are some of the factors that can cause depression. Depression is very common these days and according to a WHO Report more than 350 million people of all ages are suffering from depression around the world.
The most interesting thing about depression is that half of the patients don’t even know that they are suffering from depression. This is mainly because the causes and symptoms are not specific. Different people have different feelings during depression. Read on to know about the feelings which people usually experience during depression.
1 You may feel alone
Loneliness is a very common feeling that most of the individuals experience during depression. You may feel that the entire world is against you. The feelings of rejection, sadness and isolation are present in such great intensity that you feel that nobody understands you and you are all alone.
2 You may find difficulty in expressing your emotions
When you are suffering from depression, it can be challenging for you to express your feelings in front of others. Most of the times it may be possible that you may not even cry out loud, when you want to just shout your guts out.
3 You feel like you can’t do anything right
Negative thoughts are most common during this phase. When you are depressed, you can lose your self-confidence. This gives rise to negative thoughts which make you feel incapable of doing anything rightly.
4 You may face troubles even in making simple life decisions
Most people lose their thinking ability and self-confidence during depression. Many people have been found to say that when they were depressed, they could not even make simple personal or professional decisions.
5 You feel like your life is moving in a slow motion
When you in depression, nothing seems right. You may feel that your life becomes monotonous and there is nothing new to do in your life. This monotonous pace of life can make you feel as if nothing is worth making efforts and new changes.
6 You feel tired or stressed
Many people say that during depression, they feel tired even when they do nothing and even if they sleep for about 8-9 hours a day. You may feel heavy all the time and even a simple task takes a longer time to complete. Being constantly fatigued is a common feeling during depression.
7 You easily get angry
The tolerance level of people drops during depression, which makes them short-tempered. You may feel difficulty in controlling your emotions and anybody can be a victim of your misplaced anger, as you may be angry at someone else, but someone else might come in the line of fire of your anger.
8 Concentration problem
When experiencing depression, it may be tough for you to concentrate on one thing. You may feel difficulty in focusing, memorizing things and even in making simple decisions on how to go about doing your regular activities.
9 You feel pain and aches
Many people said that during depression, they suffered from different health problems such as back pain, aching muscles, headaches and stomach pain. This makes it easy to understand that mind and body are connected, and if the mind feels stressed out, then physical problems may arise out of nowhere.
10 No interest in your daily life activities
When experiencing depression, it may be possible that you lose interest in your former hobbies, social activities and pastimes. An individual suffering from depression may lose his ability to feel the simple joys of life and moments of happiness.