Depression is a related to overwhelming or lengthy feelings of sadness, hopelessness, discouragement, or lack of internal motivation. We all feel moments of depression at times such as the death of a loved one, divorce, or getting fired from a job. Major depression is different in the depression last longer and the overwhelming feelings start to impact a person daily.
Some signs a person is not simply sad but suffering from Major depression is the length of time they have these overwhelming negative feelings. Anything over 2 weeks and interfering with day-to-day activities may require help. There maybe visible symptoms such as:
- Always tired
- Everyone and everything annoys you
- You sleep too much or too little
- Over or under eating
- Chronic pain without a physical source
- Uninterested in appearance
- Avoiding friends and family
- Self loathing
- Trouble concentrating or being forgetful
- Feeling emotionally numb
- Thinking about dying
Major depression requires professional help. Over 15 million Americans suffer from major depression and don’t receive treatment (https://adaa.org/). If this is you, please contact Above It All Counseling Group to understand your treatment options. We are here to support and guide you to a healthier life.