There are many signs of depression which we cannot recognize in particular. But what if you suddenly start to have stomachaches and were suddenly very snappy. Most of the times patients do not want to consider depression as a cause of their symptoms. Usually, they equate it with weakness, or they just cannot associate any of those symptoms with depression. Identifying the problem is the key to get back to normal life sooner. Here is a list of some surprising depression symptoms that we should never ignore:
- Mental illness and pain are connected with each other as they share some of the same biological pathways and neurotransmitters. According to a study, people who are depressed are four times more likely to have intense or disabling neck and low back pain than those who are not. Usually, when you are in a negative state, you are apt to tune into your body more minutely, so you can feel any kind of discomfort more prominently then. You might experience stomachaches, headaches or other pains in general.
- Do you get angry by slight mishaps? Is being grouchy your new habit? Then you may be in a blue funk. It is noticed that almost 54% of depressed people always feel grumpy, hostile, argumentative, foul-tempered, or angry.
- If depressed, you may always feel numb, neutral. Normally there are some motivations that pull us up from bed in the morning. But when you are depressed, those pulls dry up. The things that used to bring smile or anger on your face now will barely affect you. This kind of behavior is a prominent sign of mental illness. It can make you feel distant or aloof.
- Are you having several glasses of alcohol every night? Almost one third of people who are depressed have an alcohol problem. One drink is fine, but two or three can bring negative emotions like anger, aggressiveness, anxiety, and greater sadness. A healthy limit for drinking, for women, is one drink per day and for men is two drink per day.