Can you recognise depression?

Can you recognise depression?

Depression is a complex illness that affects millions of people around the world. It affects not only the mood but also the overall energy and behaviour of the individual. In addition to being a severe illness, depression is a risk factor for other diseases, such as heart disease and high blood pressure. 

Depression can be caused by a variety of reasons, and often, a person may not even realise that depression is behind their sadness or lack of interest. Therefore, we have prepared a list of symptoms to help you recognise depression.

The main symptoms of depression

Several symptoms can help you recognise depression. These symptoms can be both mental and physical. Some of the most common include feelings of sadness, loss of interest in activities, loss of pleasure, fatigue, difficulty sleeping, lack of appetite, and possibly thoughts of suicide

Almost anyone can experience some of these feelings. But to suffer from depression, these feelings and thoughts should occur frequently and for at least two weeks in a row.

Other symptoms may include:

  • Increased anxiety and nervousness,

  • feelings of worthlessness,

  • disturbed attention,

  • separation from family,

  • physical and digestive difficulties, 

  • lack of energy,

  • procrastination of activities,

  • reduced interest in sexual activities,

  • weight loss.

There are several symptoms of depression, and there is no clear indicator behind the onset of this illness. Often, it is a combination of genetic, biological and psychological factors. Some people may be predisposed to depression and develop depression if they are exposed to a particularly stressful or traumatic situation.

There are several types of depression, and the one discussed above is referred to as clinical depression. However, depression can also be experienced, for example, during pregnancy or after giving birth. This depression can be very challenging for women and can affect not only the mother but also the whole family. It is therefore necessary to seek help and support from professionals in good time.

Where to find help

If you have experienced the above symptoms, feel that you are suffering from depression, do not feel well and would like to change this situation, then you can turn to a specialist. Depression is a condition that you can hardly control on your own, so professional help may be necessary. 

Our experts can diagnose depression and will prepare an individual treatment plan based on your current difficulties. So don't hesitate to contact us; our specialists are here to help you.