The hidden depression, as its name reveals, it is not easy to recognize and therefore to diagnose, since in most cases it is hidden behind a physical problem or extreme fatigue. In fact, patients with hidden depression tend not to make reference to a setback or emotional disorder. The signals can become visible in a specific situation or occur with daily mood swings, the difficulty of concentrating or being carried away by feelings of sadness and pessimism.
Symptoms of hidden depression
Similar to those that are evident in other types of depression, such as physical discomfort, headaches, digestive disorders, pain or tension of shoulder and neck, tiredness that does not subside with sleep. Symptoms that instead of forward, persist and may even be more severe, causing physical and emotional discomfort.
The main difficulty for its diagnosis lies in the fact that not all people relate these symptoms with a possible depression and in other cases come to hide, as if the fact to ignore or underestimate the signs would make them disappear. Depression, however, does not disappear, but it is advisable to look for the cause behind it and that is usually related to something that is not going well in our life or that we do not know how to change or face.
Poor sleep is one of the direct consequences of depression, in fact, seven out of ten cases, according to medical data, behind insomnia there is depression. Problems to fall asleep or wake up too often.
Loss of appetite
Depression also causes loss of appetite, with the risk of unbalancing the diet. This is a vicious circle, because if we eat badly we will feel less energetic. Another risk is to abuse too high-calorie foods or alcoholic beverages.
Avoid social contact
The tendency to ignore the emotional state can lead in some cases to try to avoid the social contact for not having to invent excuses about how we really are. Depression and this is very important, make us emotionally weaker, when what we need to do is just the opposite, ask for help and be heard.
See everything black or become pessimistic with the attitudes and abilities of each one. Perceiving the life of black color makes us lose a lot of good feelings.
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