Tuesday, June 23, 2020

Signs of upper body depression: Do you have nine symptoms of depression?

It’s really hard to get out of bed in the morning, I just want to hide and don’t talk to anyone. I lost a lot of weight because of poor appetite. I don’t think there’s anything interesting in the world anymore... I’m trying to make myself fall asleep at night, but there is no way to fall asleep at night. I know that I have to work hard, because there are many things such as career, but I just can't believe that the future will get better.

The above statement is a condition that some patients usually have, but the symptoms of each depression patient are different. The Manual of Diagnostic Guidelines for Mental Disorders DSM-5 defines the symptoms of depression as follows:

1. Depressed most of the day

Feeling down is not just saying that a simple mood is bad. It may be due to irritability, inattention, and restlessness. These may be symptoms of depression.

2. Lose interest in daily life

The second major symptom of depression is lack of interest. What I liked originally, I can't do it now. The above two symptoms must match one.

3. Weight loss or weight gain

Depression is an emotional state, so it is closely related to eating behaviors.

Some people become depressed when they are depressed, and they are very thin; in addition, some people become very fond of eating. The amount of serotonin in the brain of patients with depression is low, and certain types of serotonin receptors (5HT-2c) are related to appetite, so depressed mood can also affect appetite.

4. Insomnia or excessive sleep

Depression is a common cause of insomnia. Some patients will wake up very early, and once they wake up, they can no longer fall asleep, but they feel upset and irritable, and they are in a bad mood. Then they will think that the next day will start again, and I don’t know how to pass these periods. , Caught in a vicious circle.

Others often find that others are still asleep, and only they are awake alone, feeling empty and lonely.

5. Psychomotor agitation or delay

People with depression may feel slower in thinking, slower in speaking, or feel that the world is moving faster, but they cannot keep up.

6. Fatigue or loss of vitality

People suffering from depression will lose their motivation to live, and slowly their physical strength will be seriously depleted, and they will become very mentally and very weak. Not only is there no energy in the heart, but also the body becomes weak.

7. Feelings of worthlessness or excessive guilt

People with depression often feel guilty. I feel that I am doing something wrong and I feel sorry for others.

8. Thinking power, reduced concentration or easy hesitation

People with depression become hesitant to think, and there is no way to make a decision. It takes a long time to think about one thing, and then there is still no way to make a conclusion.

9. Repeated thoughts of death or suicidal thoughts, attempted suicide, etc.

Depression patients often think of various topics about death, which may be the death of a loved one or a pet, or some pictures of death. The idea of ​​suicide is also one of the characteristics of depression. This level can be divided from suicidal thoughts to behaviors to whether they are realized or not, and there are great differences.

If it's just a simple thought, a very slight thought, and no idea of ​​how to do it in a specific way, this part is not very serious. If a more specific plan comes out, it is more likely to be a symptom of depression.

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