The Physical Symptoms of Depression
Depression is something that affects not only the mind, but the body. The physical symptoms of depression can affect your day-to-day activities quite a bit, and getting help is extremely important.
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Read on to learn more about the physical signs of depression.
One of the most prevalent symptoms of depression is experiencing chronic fatigue (not to be confused with actual chronic fatigue syndrome). You might feel exhausted all the time and want to stay in bed all day. Part of this could be in relation to insomnia because you’re not getting enough sleep at night, which greatly affects your ability to function during the daytime.
You’re Sick All the Time
Lack of sleep suppresses your immune system, which leaves you susceptible to illness. You might find that you’re catching a cold more often. Or, if you had an existing illness, it might come out of remission or the symptoms become worse. This is a double whammy because now you’re having to deal with two major conditions, as well of the risk of your condition worsening overall.
Drug or Alcohol Addiction
People who suffer depression are at greater risk to turn to drugs and alcohol to self-medicate. These substances might temporarily dull the pain you’re experiencing, but worsen the physical effects of depression.
When you’re consumed with depression, and negative thoughts are prevalent the majority of the time, concentrating is difficult. If you have a job, you could have a hard time staying focused on tasks, easily distracted, worried you’re not doing well enough, or less productive.
Your stomach and digestive system are greatly affected by anxiety and depression. You might experience frequent nausea and vomiting, heartburn, stomach pain, diarrhea, and other symptoms.
Your body might ache, and you might feel physical pain that can’t be explained by an injury or other condition. Headaches could be more frequent, and migraine sufferers might experience an uptick in the frequency and severity of their migraines. Chest pain without correlation to cardiac issues can occur, and muscle pain without explanation can, too.
Change in Appetite
If you were once a healthy eater, you might find that you’re eating unhealthy foods or that you’re overeating. And on the other hand, you might experience a total loss of appetite, as well as weight loss and signs of malnutrition.
The time to act is now. Letting depression go untreated, or treating it incorrectly, can worsen your physical and emotional symptoms. If you or a loved one are experiencing depression, it’s time to make an appointment to take action.
Dennis Carroll is a certified life coach and a master level neuro-linguistic programmer who can help you turn things around. Make an appointment today for a free session, and see what your potential is. Call Premier Life Coaching in West Chester today!