There's always something weird going on with the term depression. On the one hand, depression is sometimes called the usual state of "everything is wrong and I'm sad", which happens to each of us. On the other hand, real depression is dismissively called spleen, melancholy or melancholy. And you think - well, everything is fine with me, the blues will pass. The problem is that it can be just a depression that will not go away, firstly, and secondly, it can break your life. Here are 10 signs that will help you know when it's time to run to the doctor.
YOU SURVIVED A SERIOUS SHOCK
YOU THINK YOU ARE THINKING THROUGH COAT
To get an idea of what it's like, try plugging your ears. Sounds will become muffled and blurry, you will have to strain to make out simple human speech. If you turn on your favorite song, you will not understand why you liked it so much. You will hear the rhythm and melody, but the song will cease to be complete, because you listen only to the base, and you don’t hear everything that was put on it. Now imagine that you think the same. Thoughts are dull, slow, incomplete, fuzzy, muffled, and flat. And it seems that they come from somewhere far away - that's just like through a thick layer of cotton wool. There is no way to get this cotton wool out of your head.
EVERYTHING HURTS AND NOTHING HELP
SLEEP IS TORTURE
Insomnia is a true companion of depression, but actually it happens to everyone from time to time. Insomnia itself is not yet a symptom. A symptom is a dream that does not bring relief. You cannot sleep, although you feel incredibly tired. You fall asleep and can't wake up - no matter how many alarms you set, no matter who tries to wake you up and how, you just can't open your eyes. It seems to you that your head has been nailed to the pillow with a dozen nails, because it is impossible to lift it. You get up feeling incredibly tired. Take a shower, drink coffee and realize that insomnia is over, finally. In the sense that right now you would lie down and sleep the whole day.
YOU ARE ATTACKED BY PHOBIAS
YOU HAVE SUICIDAL THOUGHTS
No, you don't want to take a run and jump off a cliff. And you don't want to cut your veins. And in general, you have no desire to imagine how you are lying, beautiful, in a coffin, and everyone around you is crying and making touching speeches. You just lie down on the sofa, curl up into a ball and think: “I wish it were all over by now. Right now. Forever and ever". And most of the time you don't think, you just feel. You feel that somewhere on you there is an "Off" button. and it would be nice if someone pressed it and the light went out. Suicidal thoughts are born just like that, so they are dangerous. They don't scare you, you're not going to shoot yourself in the head. You don't even want to die, actually. You just want to live no more.
YOU DON'T WANT TO TALK ABOUT THIS
If you have a blues, all your girlfriends will know about it first, your boyfriend second, and Facebook third. If you have depression, no one will know about it. Anyway, from you. Depression is overwhelming. You cannot tell anyone that something is wrong with you. Because it is necessary to formulate what exactly is wrong. We must explain. Fold letters into words, and words into meaningful sentences, and despite the fact that you yourself do not really understand what exactly is broken in you. No, it's too hard, there's no resource for it. And you are silent. If you are asked questions, you get off with on-duty phrases: “Yes, everything is somehow dreary, the weather, probably …”, “I just fell apart a little” and even “Some kind of depression attacked, it will pass.” But nothing will go away on its own.
YOU DEVALUE YOUR WEALTH
How do you feel when you are sad? What are you a poor cat and you need to handle? Do you want to please yourself, get distracted, cling to something good - a pleasant memory, for example? If yes, that's great. You have blues. It is worse if you feel that you have no right to suffer. That you are just lazy and weak-willed - lying around here covered in snot, and somewhere, by the way, the children are starving. Others are worse than you, yes, yes! Stay calm and carry on! And you even think that this is such a motivation. But she doesn't work. A new day dawns and everything remains the same.