Are These Signs of Depression?
By Stonewater Recovery · 2 minute read
If you often feel sad, unhappy, empty, and hopeless in life, you could be suffering from depression. If you feel detached or have lost interest in activities that excite you, something traumatic could have changed your outlook. While being unhappy is part of life, constant sadness that does not go away may indicate the signs of depression. At Stonewater Adolescent Recovery Center, we understand that depressive disorders can make you unhappy, disrupt sleeping patterns, and reduce your self-worthiness perception for two or more weeks. However, the signs of depression manifest depending on the impact of your condition. To learn more about depression treatment programs, contact our adolescent treatment center today at 662.373.2828.
Feeling HopelessDepressive disorders affect your general feelings towards self and life. Its toll on your mood ignites feelings of hopelessness, guilt, and self-judgment. You may blame yourself for everything that happens around you, affecting your sense of self-worth and self-esteem. Gloomy thoughts can persist in an endless cycle, pushing you to believe you are a mistake and even causing suicidal attempts. The disorder takes away your will to live by making you unhappy. The US records tens of thousands of depression-related deaths every year. Therefore, if you have been judging yourself harshly of late, it would help to see a therapist for depression treatment.
Lost Interest in HobbiesDepressive disorders rob you of happiness and the ability to enjoy the happy moments in life. When you grapple with this disorder, nothing excites you anymore, not even the activities or hobbies that gave you pleasure in the past. You are no longer the person that enjoyed the simple pleasures in life, such as sitting on the beach and taking photos of sunsets to share with loved ones. One of the most common symptoms of depressive disorders you can observe in a loved one is withdrawal from previously pleasurable activities.
Sleeping Difficulties and FatigueAfter a long day full of activities, it should take only a few minutes to fall asleep once you get to bed. However, if you find yourself tossing in your bed for long hours while struggling to get rest, and the pattern continues for several days, it is a possible indicator of a depressive-disorder. Sometimes you can experience disrupted sleeping patterns by waking up several times throughout the night. The lack of sleep denies your body crucial resting time, causing fatigue. As a result, you will start most of your days feeling worn-out. If you cannot sleep and generally feel tired as you start your day, it is essential to contact a therapist for a proper diagnosis.
Anxiety DisordersDespite no evidence showing that depression causes anxiety or vice-versa, the two conditions can co-occur. The conditions also share some common symptoms, such as:
- Feeling tired before any workout or after executing a small task
- Problems controlling your worry and sadness
- Feeling nervous or edgy
- Muscle tensions
Seek Professional Assistance at RehabIf you or your loved ones have several depressive disorders symptoms, a depression treatment program can offer an ideal treatment option. In this treatment, you will access a wide range of depression treatment programs, including:
- Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT)
- Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT)
- Fly fishing therapy
- Music therapy
- Family recovery support therapy program