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Depression can simply be defined as a mental state of mind that is characterized by a pessimistic sense of inadequacy. Depression is usually a state of mind in which the affected party suffers a severe brain disorder. Basically, depressive people are accompanied by a number of undesirable symptoms that presents a lot of complications.

Here are the commonest forms of depression that a person can experience every now and then due to some external forces that pose a lot of pressure on a person.

The very first symptoms that are easy to recognize are the psychological disorders. Psychological disorders are known to affect the mental capacity of a person directly, resulting in to some very unusual behaviors towards anyone who is close to such a person. Psychological symptoms may include:

Lack of moods/ constant sadness. A person is presented with sessions when he or she does not feel like doing anything constructive.

A depressed person is always presented with moments of helplessness. The patient usually feels like he or she cannot do anything constructive. Moreover, a person is usually not able to do even the simplest thing for him or herself.

A depressed patient is normally accompanied by low self-esteem.

A depressed person usually shows no signs of tolerance towards comments offered by other people, despite who those people are in his or her life.

A depressed individual is normally hard to motivate, and he or she bears no interest in any activity that another person may suggest or bring forth.

A depressed person is faced with very painful and hard moments as far as decision making is concerned.

A depressed person does not usually enjoy anything; he or she perceives any activity or event as a complete bother.

Most of depressed individuals do have extremely negative thoughts, such as suicidal thoughts.

A depressed person is always worried; any event that presents the least ounces of fear may make him or her very anxious.

The next crucial set of depression symptoms constitutes the physical depression symptoms.Most of the physical depression symptoms accrue as a result of the psychological symptoms. Here are some of the most common physical depression symptoms:

  • A depressed person exhibits slow movements and slow speech rates.
  • A depressed person has a low appetite, which consequently results into undesirable weight loss.
  • Most depressed people are usually presented with body aches and pains, including constant headaches.
  • Depressed people have very low energy, making them inactive in a number of activities including sexual activities.
  • For ladies, depression results into adverse changes in the monthly menstrual cycles.
  • Most of the depressed patients present signs of sleeplessness, or at times oversleeping especially after taking antidepressants.

The third set of depression symptoms are the social depression symptoms. These ones are common when a depressed person mingles with the public or his or her family. A depressed person may present poor and undesired working abilities. Depressed individuals usually dislike unions or places where two or more people are gathered. Moreover, depressed people have the tendency of ignoring their duties.