Anyone who has suffered from depression, what are the signs? What is it like?

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  1. The Demon Writer profile image65
    The Demon Writerposted 7 years ago

    Anyone who has suffered from depression, what are the signs? What is it like?

    I can read a clinical definition from any number of health sites but I want to hear it from the people who have had to suffer through it. Both physically and mentally, when do you know you have a problem?

  2. HattieMattieMae profile image60
    HattieMattieMaeposted 7 years ago

    well you lay around in bed all day, don't want to move, are to move, feels like something weighing you down. Have a one track mind and focusing on all the negative things in life. Hopeless. Cry with out warning and don't know why. Isolate yourself from other people, don't want to be bothered. Want to be alone.  Some times don't want to eat, or over eat.
    Lose interest in the things you enjoy doing, or like doing.
    There is a whole list of things!  When life becomes overwhelming, and you stop doing things, and just don't feel good at all. It feels heavy and like weight is on your shoulders, or like a dog in a cage that can't get out. You have to many thoughts racing through your head.

    You might not know right away you have a problem. When I was 23 didn't realise I had depression or that was the problem.  Your whole life just gets messed up with school, work, relationships, everything around you. It's been along time but these are the things I remember.

  3. DaNoblest profile image60
    DaNoblestposted 7 years ago

    I wrote a hub showing what depression can feel like. It is titled "Am I too hard on myself" if you want to take a look.

    Pretty much being depressed will sap all the energy and life out of you. You will have no motivation to do anything, even activities you used to love. Isolation by choice begins to happen more often as well as sleeping. Overeating or not eating at all are also symptoms. The world seems a lot darker and that dark feeling begins to consume you.

    As time goes and you feel even less motivated you begin to think you are useless and not able to do anything. Then it will become physically debilitating like a feeling of being weighed down and difficulty breathing like a huge weight is on your chest and it grows worse.

    I really would not wish this condition on anyone. It is a terrible thing to experience.

  4. cresandsuzanne profile image58
    cresandsuzanneposted 7 years ago

    believe me, you know.

  5. Niki Hampton profile image60
    Niki Hamptonposted 7 years ago

    When you're life is impacted greatly. If you stop hanging out with friends, don't feel comfortable in your own skin, everything physically aches, you just want to hide....I have bi-polar and spent years miserable. I am now on medication and run to help with my stress. I was in a dark place a couple of times in my life and looking back it doesn't feel like me. You know, it wasn't me. I am the person I am now. I resisted medication for a long time with the thought that I could just control it. I was wrong.

    In my acceptance of the disorder and medication I have told myself "I have bi-polar. I am not bi-polar". It's a medical condition not who I define myself as.

    I hope you find what you're looking for. If you feel like you're not quite your authentic self and just can't break free- you need to find some help.

    Hope this helps.

  6. michaelarnuco profile image57
    michaelarnucoposted 7 years ago

    Depression is definitely a word that makes you down. Feeling of loneliness, anxiety and feeling like you do not want to enjoy is depression.

    First obvious symptom of depression is sleeplessness, when  you experience this one and you do not know why you are experiencing sleepless nights then why not go to a medical consultation or even psychological counseling it will help you most.


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