Going away to college can be tough and even if you’re not going away to college, you may find yourself feeling depressed. But, before you go to the Doctor’s office, you’re probably wondering what depression symptoms may be. While there are a lot of them, I wanted to point out 8 of them that you will want to be well aware of.
#1 Having a hard time thinking – When you’re trying to study, take a test, or do any other activities, are you finding yourself having a hard time concentrating?
#2 You have no energy - If you wake up in the morning and you just drag throughout the day. It seems as if you can never get any energy to live the day.
#3 You have no hope - Do you think toward the future and it feels as if you’re going to no where?
#4 Loss of interest in everything - What are you doing in your free time? Are you feeling as if you just want to sit around on the couch all day?
#5 No feeling to eat - Try and watch your eating habits. Are you eating more than usual? Are you eating anything at all?
#6 Just having sad feelings – Now, you have to realize that there are days where you are just sad, while there are times when you’re truly depressed.
#7 Isolating yourself - Do you want to meet with anyone? Do you just want to stay home alone all the time?
#8 Changing in any habits – No one knows yourself better than yourself. Are any of your habits changing drastically?
Even if you’re answering no to all of these questions, it still may not mean that you’re not experiencing the symptoms. WedMD has a great test that you can take if you’re looking to see if you’re sad, or if you truly are depressed. As I mentioned above, you may find that you can be sad on some days. Sad doesn’t mean that you’re going to be depressed.
If you need to, head to your local Doctor’s office to ensure that you’re not. There are plenty of medications and help out there that you can take in order to make yourself come back to normal.