Recognizing Symptoms of Depression

Recognizing Symptoms of Depression

Recognizing Symptoms of Depression

Depression is challenging to recognize at times. However, being depressed and suffering from depression are two significantly different things. Understanding what indicates depression is a critical step toward obtaining much-needed care. Depression has many obvious physical, mental, and emotional signs that can help you identify when experienced assistance is required. We are available when you need trauma counseling in Orlando to help treat depression in you or someone you love.


Depression is physically exhausting, and thoughts and response times often significantly slow down. Appreciating a full night of sleep can be utterly inconceivable for depression sufferers, further adding to the physical fatigue that depression is known for generating. In addition, individuals suffering from depression may encounter a changed appetite, either because food no longer tastes flavorful or eating evolves into a way to cope. The anxiety, weariness, and pressure of depression can emerge as physical signs that may be challenging to manage without treating the depression itself. The physical consequences of depression include but are not limited to exhaustion and reduced energy levels; shifts in sleep patterns like sleeplessness or oversleeping; weight loss or gain; and ongoing physical symptoms. These symptoms include digestive ailments, headaches, and discomfort that does not react to treatment or is not diagnosed correctly.


Somebody who is depressed may not desire to do anything or see anybody. A person suffering from depression may feel that social obligations are a hardship. Consequently, completing complex tasks or thinking clearly about something can be virtually impossible. They may even visualize what things would be like in the world and for their loved ones if they were no longer alive or consider suicide. Additional mental symptoms of depression include losing interest in actions and pursuits that were once pleasurable; and trouble making decisions, remembering things, or focusing.


The most familiar emotional symptom of depression is a persistent and overwhelming feeling of despair. Anxiety also accompanies depression in many circumstances, and a depressed individual may lose hope that life will ever improve. Depression can trick you into believing that your altered state of reason is entirely your fault. Problems relaxing and feeling rested can torture many individuals. Instead, they cannot sit still or feel tranquility because they are always on edge. Other emotional symptoms of depression can include sensations of helplessness, shame, or worthlessness. An individual suffering from depression may also encounter pessimism or despair; endless empty, nervous, or sad mood; and crankiness or restlessness.

Nearly everybody gets depressed occasionally. Sadness is, unfortunately, a part of the human condition. Being depressed can sometimes be a fleeting or situational state, but having depression is distinct and often demands professional intervention. If you or a loved one encounters one or more of the signs listed, there is no reason to be ashamed. However, depression is a medical illness that often demands treatment to get back to daily life. We are committed to helping people suffering from depression and offer trauma counseling in Orlando to treat depression with private, professional care. Help is available now.

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Heather Oller is the owner and founder of Orlando Thrive Therapy, Coaching, and Counseling. She is a licensed counselor and a family mediator who has over 23 years of dedicated work as a professional in the mental health field. Through her company's mission, she continues to pave the way for future therapists, and their clients, who want a higher quality of life....and who want to thrive, rather than just survive. You can contact Orlando Thrive Therapy at (407) 592-8997 for more information.