Determining Depression

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Depression is a state of low mood and aversion to activities felt by a person due to some forces that made him so worried, sad, frustrated, anxious, empty, hopeless, worthless, guilty, irritable, or restless. Usually depressed people lose interest in joining activities which were once pleasurable to them, experience difficulty in concentrating and remembering details, making decisions, and may consider thinking about committing suicide.

Though depression may be normal for a period of time, it can be a serious psychological concern when it exceeds a couple of weeks or worse, several months. It can hinder you from performing your daily activities.

One sign of being depressed is when you lack self-esteem. When one lacks confidence in one's self, it will be difficult for him to act on what you are feeling. People often result to depression when they are so afraid to committing a mistake especially when he expects too much about his own capabilities and talents.

Looking always at the negative side of things and situations is another sign and symptom of depression. You always see the bad outcome of a situation making you less effective on controlling your problems and personal issues.

If you've become uninterested on the usual activities that you enjoy doing, you are showing signs and symptoms of depression. Before, you used to like spending most of your free time going out with your friends, hanging out on bars and partying, but now, you feel like isolating yourself from them and just doing your regular boring routines, like school then home then school then home, all by yourself. Depression hinders you from enjoying your life. It takes away your focus on the things that are enjoyable on this life and makes you concentrate on the sad moments that normally happens in a person's life. When you are depressed, you'll be stuck in this period and lose several months exploring opportunities and great life chances you could have had.

Another common symptom and sign of being depressed is losing appetite and experiencing sleepless nights. This, when becomes worse, can cause more serious health problems like ulcer, insomnia, and nervous breakdown.
There are many ways to counter depression, but it all boils down to one thing: not losing hope. Strive to be more optimistic. It works wonders.

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Danial Hurley has 1 articles online

The author is a health care specialist that deals studies on the subject of alternative medicine.

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This article was published on 2011/05/16