Depression is a very serious mood disorder which causes symptoms that affect our feelings, our thoughts and everyday activities such as eating, sleeping or working. The number of people diagnosed with depression is increasing every day. However, there are even people who are not aware they suffer from depression. In order to find out whether someone you care about has depression, pay attention to the following hidden symptoms.
They cannot calm down their mind
Their thoughts are quick, deep, and analytical, so they face difficulties to calm their mind.
Hide their mood
Depressive people are good at hiding their feelings, so their mood swings are rarely obvious since they can easily fake a smile.
They search for meaning
Depressed people anxiously search for the purpose in life, and are often obsessed with existential questions.
Irregular sleeping patterns
Depressed people often battle with insomnia or spend their days sleeping.
They are pessimistic
Intelligence often goes hand in hand with depression, and depressive people are good at solving problems, but they tend to be pessimistic.
Depressed people often avoid getting close to other people due to their fear that they will be abandoned.
They try to help themselves
These people might try to deal with depression in their own way, by walking in the park, exercising, writing, or listening to music.
They love cover-up stories
Depressed people try their best to redirect the attention from their feelings, so they can come up with extensive excuses for even the most trivial thing.
Cry for help
If someone you know constantly asks help and appears weak, you need to talk to him/her and establish a bond before you act and manage to help.
Changed eating habits
Depression affects the eating habits of people, so they might start eating too much or lose appetite.
Talented individuals for a need for expression
Many famous people suffer from hidden depression, as pain serves as a fuel and an inspiration.