The society attaches a lot of stigma to mental illness. Some people think that it is a shame while others try to hide it as much as it takes. Yes, to the levels of locking up the sick. We should understand that the more we avoid talking about mental illness, the more it gets hazardous. Many people understand the importance of staying healthy physically and are doing everything possible to stay healthy. Unfortunately so little if any is done to keep the mind healthy. It is crucial to stay both physically and mentally healthy. Depression is one form of mental illness. We are going to discuss some early signs of depression below; kindly see a doctor if you notice the behaviors discussed below.
The Urge to Stay Alone
Many people who suffer depression tend to stay alone. Most of the time, they will be lost in their thoughts and mind and will refuse to join social gatherings. This is among the first, and severe signs of depression hence should be checked with immediate effect once realized.
Getting Angry, Agitated and Anxious at Small Things
When an individual is suffering from acute depression, they tend to have lost control over themselves and behavior. They will get sad over nominal issues and get irritated by the smallest things. They should be treated immediately so that they grow faith in people close to them once more.
This is a common sign, and we should watch out for people around us. If you realize that a family member who was active before is withdrawing from people, reach out to them and help them seek help. The sick feels that they are not okay in front of people. If left untreated, it might result in more severe conditions.
This is a very dangerous and significant sign of depression. Some people go silent completely. People suffering from heavy mode depression stop talking to everyone even their close family members. In many cases, they do not stop attending their regular duties, but deep down they are hurting. It is for this reason why such people should see a psychiatrist or a counselor to talk to. In many cases, they cannot open up to friends and family because they fear that they will be judged.
If you realize any of the above symptoms in close family members, friends or yourself, kindly seek medical help before things get out of hand.