Typical attitudes of people who have depression, but don't show!

Typical attitudes of people who have depression, but don't show!

 

Fear or ignorance?

 

Although the society show, in General, a greater insight into depression, what you see, many times, It's a mistaken understanding of the disease and symptoms.

For treating a disease marked by stigma, We don't always get to identify relatives or people close to fighting depression. Even worse: due to misconceptions about the different ways of manifestation of the disease, and the type of help to be sought, many individuals who suffer from depression do not get proper diagnosis.

 

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1. It maybe doesn't look depressed "

Influenced by cultural stereotypes and served by the average, many have a mistaken image of the behavior and appearance of the individual with depression. In the view of common sense, This person rarely comes out of her room, dresses with slouch, and always seems to be sad. However, not everyone suffering from depression have the same behavior.

Of course individuals are different, as well as vary the symptoms and the ability of each to deal with the disease. Many can display a "veneer" of good mental health – as a mechanism of self-protection-, but the fact of being able to do it does not mean they suffer less. In the same way, people unable to show such "varnish" are no longer "weak" than the other.

2. She may seem exhausted, or complain of a constant fatigue

A side effect of depression is a permanent fatigue. Although this symptom does not manifest itself in all who suffer from depression, It is very common. In General, It is one of the worst side effects of this disease.

Furthermore, If the person did not receive the diagnosis of depression, the cause of this fatigue can be unknown. Even if he sleep enough hours at night, Maybe wake up the next morning as if he had slept little. Worse than that: Maybe he blame yourself, attributing this to laziness or some defect in your personality is causing this feeling of weakness and lack of energy.

This symptom also becomes a difficulty for those who received a diagnosis of depression, but tries to hide it from friends and colleagues. That's because this feeling of tiredness affects you as well as your personal relationships.

3. She may be more irritable

The behavior of a person with depression can be interpreted mistakenly, How melancholy. It is very common that the depressed person get more cranky, and that this is not interpreted as a symptom of the disease. This is understandable, Since depression is not "visible" health problem, and neither can be measured accurately-what hinders the fight against disease.

Furthermore, the constant effort required of the individual to cope, at the same time, with the many demands of their daily life, and with depression, sucks your energy, leaving him impatient and incapable of precise understanding about things.

If your friend or acquaintance receives the diagnosis of depression, and share this information with you, a difficulty could arise, If this person's behavior does not correspond to the image (misguided) you have a person with depression: a shy and quiet guy. The tendency to have "short fuse" and upset with ease is, actually, a side effect of depression.

4. For her, It may be difficult to match the affection and concern of the people around

The most common wrong idea in relation to depression, suggested in paragraphs above, is that it causes a feeling of sadness.

On the contrary: many times, the individual with depression feel nothing; or so lives the emotions so limited or passenger. Depends on each case, but many report a feeling like the "torpor", and the closest I come to an emotion is a kind of sadness, or irritation.

In this way, the individual will have difficulty to match the appropriate gestures or affectionate words. Or will not bother to express any relationship.

Maybe show a rash nothing rational: It is possible that his brain has trouble processing and match your affection and care.

5. Maybe you refuse to participate in activities that I liked a lot

An atypical lack of interest in participating in activities – and for a long period – can be a sign of depression. As mentioned above, This disease drains the energy of the individual in both the physical and the mental plan – which affects your ability to feel pleasure in daily activities.

An individual with depression may not feel attracted to activities that I loved in the past, because this disease has just making enjoy such activities, that do not meet more the individual. If there is no other visible sign that could explain the smaller interest of the individual by these activities, This may be a symptom of clinical depression.

6. Maybe the pass have unusual eating habits

The depressed individual develops unusual eating habits for two reasons: as a way of dealing with the disease, or as a side effect of the absence of care yourself. Eating light or too much is a common sign of depression. Excessive intake of food is seen as shameful, and in this case the food might be the main source of pleasure of the person with depression, What makes you eat more than I have.

When the individual depression eats little, in General is because the disease is affecting your appetite, transforming the Act of eating in something nasty. This can also be a subconscious need to control something, Since he is not able to control his depression. If the person has not received the proper diagnosis, or if left out in front of people being depressed, they may consider that eating habits "wrong" are due to a defect of personality, and such a "trial" will cause the depressed person feel even worse.

7. Others perhaps will require more of you

Naturally, the vital functions of an individual with depression cannot be the same as someone with good mental health. There are things that he will no longer be able to do with the same frequency, or leave now and. Disturb him or cause him to be ashamed because of it just tends to cause hard feelings, instead of helping. If depression is a subject that he has had difficulty in addressing, It will also be difficult for him to deal with someone who get angry in front of his inability to act in the same way that a mentally sound person.

That is why, you might want to always be sympathetic with people, is your professional or personal circle. There's no way of knowing whether an individual is simply "slowing down", or if you're facing a real health problem.

8. She may have bad days, and "best"

It is a disease with ups and downs. If the individual suffers from a masked depression, or not diagnosed, It may seem that your mood fluctuations are random, Depending on the regularity of your depression. For you (and even for him, in case he hasn't received a diagnosis), Maybe there is no motivation for the mood swings, but this is simply the way depression expresses itself in some people.

If you know the individual suffering from depression, You may have the false impression that he, having passed through a sequence of days "good", It's definitely healed. The fact that he had a better day than the day before can be excellent, but you should always ask for him to make it clear what you can and can't do, and in that moment.

Conclude that the individual who suffered from depression is fully recovered, or force him to return quickly to normal routine can overload it, and get him to "retract" again. Offer support for friend or relative with depression, But let him take the necessary decisions.

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