Bisnis.com, JAKARTA – Insomnia or difficulty sleeping is often a symptom of depression and other mental health disorders. However, insomnia is not the only symptom of depression.
Everyone experiences feelings of sadness sometimes, but depression is a different matter. Depression can last for more than two weeks and can cause a variety of other symptoms.
Untreated depression allows you to have feelings of sadness, hopelessness, worthlessness, or overwhelming guilt. These feelings can interfere with your sleep time.
In fact, the World Health Organization (WHO) notes that depression is a medical condition that affects more than 300 million people worldwide.
Reporting from Medical News Today, Wednesday (29/9/2021), here are common symptoms of depression that you should know:
- Feeling sad or empty
Mood swings are one of the most common symptoms of depression. A person who is depressed may feel sad or sad for a long time.
They may also say that they feel empty or unable to feel joy or happiness. Some may describe this sadness as hopelessness.
- Feeling hopeless or helpless
Depression can make people feel hopeless, as if there is no predictable end to their feelings.
A person may also feel helpless. They may say or think that nothing can help them get better and that they will always feel depressed.
- Feeling worthless
A person who is depressed may feel that they are worthless or have no meaning in their life.
They may believe that they are a burden to others. They also think that the world or their family is better off without them.
- Feel so guilty
Guilt is a normal reaction after someone has said or done something they regret, but people with depression may have ongoing feelings of guilt that are inappropriate or disproportionate to their situation.
They may focus a lot of energy on this guilt and feel bad about themselves and the things they have said or even events that have long passed.