Early Signs And Symptoms Of Depression Sufferers?
Hello, my 22-year-old student. Since my friend started graduating one by one, I felt I did not have anyone else. The motivation to complete my thesis has also disappeared, I feel I have no purpose in life anymore. Often I procrastinate on things that should be prioritized, for days, for months. I felt I was very far from God. This caused me to avoid meeting certain people, my days were constantly haunted by obligations that I did not carry out. My hair began to fall and gray, the hair on the front of my head began to thin. Sometimes I just sleep all day and cry, regretting why I am worthless. I rarely leave the house. What should I do? Am I depressed or just lazy? thanks.
Good evening, thanks in advance for the question.
Before discussing further, we need to know in advance about depression. Depression is a condition in which mood disorders can be found that can affect the way of thinking, feeling, and acting on a daily basis. Of course to be able to establish a diagnosis of someone suffering from depression or not need a thorough examination by a doctor or psychiatrist, where it takes a more detailed medical interview about the feelings, thoughts, actions, problems encountered, and how their attitude. There are several criteria that must be met to be able to decide if someone is depressed or just feeling sad.
Some symptoms of depression can be seen in terms of psychological and physical. From the psychic aspect of things that can be experienced such as:
- the feeling of being burdened with guilt
- feeling hopeless and inferior, and feeling worthless
- anxious and have excessive worry
- prolonged bad mood and sadness
- sensitive, so that you get angry or cry easily
- difficulty concentrating, thinking and making decisions
- has no motivation or interest in everything
- there is an idea of suicide or wanting to hurt yourself
- feel tired, have no energy
- menstrual cycle changes in women
- digestive disorders, such as constipation
- do not have sexual desire
- experiencing sleep disturbance
- changes in body weight and appetite.
It is better if you feel you have symptoms that are close to this condition to be able to get checked out immediately and consult a psychiatrist. Doctors can do the right treatment for your condition, in addition to drug therapy with antidepressant groups, in addition there are also psychotherapy techniques so that treatment can be combined between the two.
Examples of handling psychotherapy such as CBT (cognitive behavior therapy), PST (problem solving therapy), IPT interpersonal therapy), etc.
Some activities that can reduce the severity of depression are a good and healthy lifestyle, good with exercise, maintaining social interaction that is not by avoiding and withdrawing from the environment because it will further aggravate depression, maintain good body health, do not consume alcoholic beverages, and plan life well.
Thus the information that we can convey, may be useful