Most people don’t understand what it’s like to be depressed. Depression affects people in different ways. Some have the strength to wear a happy mask while others have a hard time even getting out of bed. If you know someone battling depression, this is worth a read for a better understanding of them.
Here are 15 things that are added effects of depression.
1. TV binge.
Sitting in front of the TV and watching shows hour after hour, help depressed people to avoid life.
2. Struggle to leave the bed.
Depression even makes you hate the idea of sitting up and doing things around the house. The bed seems like the only thing that matters.
3. Forgetting food.
People this uninterested in life itself don’t find the motivation to get up and eat.
4. Too busy yet bored.
You plan outings but at the last moment, you feel like you’ve been too busy all day. So, you cancel in fear of socializing but soon feel like you have nothing to do.
5. Being unsocial.
Talking to people is exhausting. You avoid calls and texts. You’ve constructed a shell and you want to stay inside it, glued to your phone just to avoid interactions.
6. Pretending to be fine.
Depressed people crack jokes, pretending that nothing is wrong. They pretend to be fine on social media when they’re actually not.
7. Always tired.
Avoiding people and life is exhausting. You’re tired all the time.
8. Over-working or demotivated.
Some depressed people distract themselves with work but some just can’t focus. They’re too depressed to concentrate.
9. Losing control.
Depressed people get angry easily and lash out as they can’t control their emotions. They regret it soon. Screaming acts as an outlet for pain.
10. Being a mess.
Depression doesn’t give enough motivation to go shower and clean around the house. A messy person and a messy room is the result.
11. Too much of everything.
You question and apologize for everything.You think too much about every action or word no matter how unimportant.
12. Too confused to function.
Your mind is too confused to concentrate on anything. Taking decisions or accomplishing a daily job is hard unless others come for help.
13. Being Misunderstood.
People think you have a bad attitude. They say you’re boring and lifeless. It’s not intentional, it’s because you’re going through something.
Depressed people feel alone as they realize nobody understands their pain. People who tell them to get over it clearly don’t understand that it’s not easy.
15. Experiencing pain.
Depression is not just a mental illness, it also gives physical pain.