Pretty Woman…: The cloud of depression
Depression is an illness that involves the body, mood, and thoughts and it affects the way a person eats, sleeping habits, feels about him or herself and thinks about life.
Depression is not the same as a passing mood swing, neither is a sign of personal weakness or a condition that can be wished away, on the contrary, this is a serious disease. People with depression cannot merely “pull themselves together” and get better.
Some of the symptoms of depression:
- Chronic pain
- Extreme weight gain or weight loss
- You have a short fuse
- Sleep disorders
- Empty mood – sad
- Feelings of hopelessness
- Thoughts of suicide
- Problems concentrating
- Loss of energy
- Anger of irritable
- Reckless behavior
Depression is a major risk factor for suicide. The deep despair and hopelessness that goes along with depression can make suicide feel like the only way to escape the pain