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Depression is a serious mental illness that has many negative consequences, especially when left untreated. Physical symptoms of depression are often overlooked, but they’re one of the most important indicators of whether someone might be dealing with this condition. Signs and symptoms of depression can vary from person to person. Some people may experience them more subtly than others, but the physical consequences are always present. Because it’s not always visible to others, it can be easy for someone with depression to hide their struggles. If you suspect you’re depressed, there are several ways you can help identify and deal with your symptoms. This article will list some of the most common physical signs that you might be depressed—and what to do about it if you are.

Depression is more than just sadness

One of the biggest misconceptions about depression is that it’s just feeling sad. Sadness is a normal emotion that everyone experiences. It comes and goes, and it serves a useful function in helping people cope with difficult situations. In fact, sadness is one of the primary symptoms of depression. But depression is much more than just feeling sad. It’s a mood disorder that affects not just your emotions, but also your thoughts and behaviour. When you experience depression, you evaluate the world around you through a negative lens. You may have feelings of hopelessness, emptiness, worthlessness, or a general distaste for the world around you. Depression is like an altered state of being in which you experience the world very differently than you normally would.

Loss of appetite and weight loss

One of the first signs that you may be depressed is a lack of appetite and subsequent weight loss. When you’re depressed, your body may produce too much of the hormone cortisol. This hormone is responsible for metabolizing fat. So if you have too much of it in your system, it can put you into a metabolic state where you break down more fat than you’re using for energy. When you experience a loss of appetite and subsequent weight loss, it’s a sign that you’re not eating enough calories to maintain a healthy weight. Even though you’re not intentionally trying to lose weight, a lack of appetite and subsequent weight loss are one of the major signs of depression.

Loss of interest in activities you once enjoyed

Another sign of depression is a loss of interest in activities you once enjoyed. When you’re depressed, you may find that you don’t feel like doing the things you once loved. You may also find that you don’t have the energy to do things you once found enjoyable and easy. If you’re currently in a relationship, you might notice that your lack of interest in activities you once found fulfilling impacts your relationship with your partner. If you’re out of the blue no longer interested in things that used to bring you joy, it could be a sign of depression.

Loss of energy and constant fatigue

If you’re experiencing constant fatigue and a lack of energy, it could be a sign of depression. Depression often comes with feelings of lethargy, as well as a general sense of heaviness throughout your whole body. One of the reasons that you might feel fatigued when you’re depressed is because your thoughts and feelings are consuming more of your attention than usual. When you’re depressed, your brain directs more attention to your negative thoughts and feelings. This makes it much harder to focus on positive thoughts, like the normal things you’d normally pay attention to. When your attention is consumed by negative thoughts, it takes more energy to switch your attention to positive thoughts again. This is why you might feel so tired and lethargic when you’re depressed.

Irritability, agitation, and restlessness

Irritability, restlessness, and an increased sense of agitation are all signs that you might be dealing with depression. When you’re depressed, you might find yourself feeling jumpy or restless, with an inability to sit still. This may be because your brain isn’t working as efficiently as it normally does. When you’re depressed, your prefrontal cortex—the part of the brain responsible for decision-making, problem-solving, and regulating your emotions—isn’t working as well as it normally does. This can cause you to feel jumpy, have trouble focusing your attention, and experience wild emotions that you wouldn’t otherwise feel. This is also why you might experience agitation and an increased sense of irritability when you’re depressed. You’re more likely to react strongly to everyday things.

Loss of Libido and Interest in Sex

Most romantic relationships rely on the presence of sexual desire, or “libido.” If libido fades or disappears, it can substantially impact your quality of life and your relationship with your partner. Both men and women experience low libido, but women usually do not seek treatment. Many women, on the other hand, are embarrassed to admit that they desire to enhance their libido. Women also tend not to have any treatment options. While low sexual desire can be a sign of a health condition, women with low libido may be diagnosed with sexual interest/arousal disorder (HSDD). It may also create serious distress or interpersonal difficulties if you have a lack of sexual fantasies. Aside from mental health issues, low libido may be a symptom of depression. For the majority of people, libido shifts over time. However, if you don’t desire sex as much as usual, it’s natural.

Difficulty concentrating and memory problems

If you’re having difficulty concentrating and remembering things that you normally wouldn’t, it could be a sign that you’re depressed. When you’re depressed, your brain isn’t working as efficiently as it normally does. This can cause you to experience cognitive impairment, or trouble thinking clearly. When you’re depressed, it’s common to have trouble concentrating on tasks or remembering things that you normally wouldn’t. This is because when you’re depressed, your brain isn’t working as efficiently as it normally does. One of the biggest signs that you’re experiencing cognitive impairment is that you feel like your brain isn’t working as efficiently as it normally does.

Constantly wanting to sleep, but unable to sleep

Signs that you’re depressed include a constant desire to sleep, but not being able to sleep. When you’re depressed, you may find that you have a constant desire to sleep but are unable to actually fall asleep. When your brain isn’t working as efficiently as it normally does, it can cause you to have a constant desire to sleep. However, the neurotransmitters in your brain are also responsible for helping you fall asleep. When you’re depressed, your neurotransmitters aren’t working as efficiently as they normally would, which can cause you to have a constant desire to sleep but be unable to fall asleep.

Conclusion

Everyone experiences depression differently. Some people may experience just a few of these symptoms, while others may experience all of them. If you’re experiencing several of these symptoms, it’s important to seek help. There are many ways to treat depression, including therapy and medication. If you think you may be depressed, don’t wait to seek help. Early diagnosis and treatment can help you live a healthier, happier life.

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