Life is full of ups and downs and it is normal to feel sad or ‘blue’ from time to time. However, if the sadness and despair is preventing you from functioning normally, you may have depression. Depression can make the simplest day-to-day tasks seem impossible and overwhelming. It takes the pleasure out of your life, leaving you numb and apathetic. The feelings of worthlessness, guilt and sadness are often relentless. The good news is, depression is treatable, once it has been identified. No matter how hopeless you feel, you can get better. Understanding and identifying the symptoms is the first step to curing depression. Here are some of the signs of depression:
8. Trouble concentrating
People with depression often have concentration problems. They cannot focus on work or anything they are supposed to do. It is common to find that your mind keeps wandering or going blank. They also have trouble making any kind of decisions. At times, depressed people also find it difficult to remember things. All these symptoms impair their ability to function properly and hamper their normal lives.