So what exactly is depression and why is it so serious?
Well, the first thing that you should know is that depression is far from feeling just sad or lonely sometimes. All of us human beings are going to feel pangs of sadness and loneliness occasionally. Every now and then, something is going to happen in the lives that will make us grieve and feel woe. Perhaps, something in your work life doesn’t really go according to plan. Maybe you are forced to deal with the loss of a very close family member. Perhaps you are forced to let go and move on from a very close and intimate relationship that you were in. These are all perfectly acceptable situations for you to experience feelings of sadness and loneliness.
However, when you feel like you are having prolonged episodes of sadness, despair, and desperation to the point that it is actually interfering with your quality of life and your day-to-day productivity, then you might have depression. And that’s not something that you can just brush off. Depression isn’t some “mental illness” that people make up just to get sympathy votes from those around them. Depression is a very real mental disease that has destroyed the lives of so many people around the world – and it’s always important to take a disease like this seriously. If you feel like you are falling into depression, it’s very important that you acknowledge the problem and muster up the courage to seek help from a trained professional.
There are some people in this world who suffer from a major depressive disorder just once in their lifetime. Usually, it’s when someone goes through a very emotionally traumatic episode in their life that leaves them to deal with a temporary depressive episode. However, there are also those in life whose depressive episodes are more chronic. They are either seemingly perpetual or they are recurring. And the worst part about these recurring depressive episodes is that they get worse and worse every single time the victim relapses. And when left untreated, sometimes, it can get to a point where the depression becomes untreatable.
If you find that a lot of the signs listed on here actually apply to your life and how you feel, then you are probably falling into depression. Seek help as quickly as you can.
1. You get overly stressed and irritated easily.
It’s as if even the simplest issues, troubles, or problems that you experience during the day are really big. And that’s only because you are carrying so much baggage already that you feel like anything that gets added to your plate can overwhelm you.