LOSS OF INTEREST:
It is the most common cardinal, as well as a diagnostic sign of depression. People with a depressed mind complain about their reduced interest in activities that they once used to enjoy. Calling an off from work and making excuses to prevent social interactions are some manifestations of this psychological ailment.
You chose a hobby for yourself that you love, and then all of a sudden you develop a sensation to flee away from that task. If such feelings prevail for long, it might be a sign that your mind is getting depressed.
The above-mentioned symptoms are important, yet quite a few signs of depression. Every person is different regarding human nature, and so, their manifestations for an underlying psychological disturbance are different. Some individuals do not exhibit any symptom at all until the condition reaches its major stage. In many cases, symptoms are physical rather than mind-related. Physical symptoms of depression may include weight loss, irregular heartbeat, frequent back ache and stomach ache for no apparent reason, and tremors.
Depression is a seed that grows its roots deeply in a person’s mind if allowed to stay there. Fortunately, it is easily treatable. It just requires some observation to be noticed and identified.
“That’s the thing about depression: A human being can survive almost anything, as long as she sees the end in sight. But depression is so insidious, and it compounds daily, that it’s impossible to ever see the end.”
― Elizabeth Wurtzel, Prozac Nation