Well Being

17 Signs of Depression That You Might Miss

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In recent years there has been an active movement to destigmatize mental illness and talk about it rather than keep it hidden. Despite the efforts to shed a light on mental health issues, it can be difficult to face the reality of those diseases or even deduce that you are suffering from them. There is a difference between a bad day and a bad day to someone with depression, but pinpointing that difference can be difficult. There are several signs of depression that can seem like normal behaviors on the surface but are indicative of a bigger issue — especially if there are several symptoms at once. Depression is a complex and multifaceted health issue that can manifest in several ways. The symptoms can be a bit hard to discern from everyday behaviors but the warning signs are there if you know what to look for.

If you or someone you know is suffering from depression, this list can be helpful in recognizing some signs of it, but seeking out help from a loved one or professional should always be the next step. This list is meant to be a guide and is not meant for self-diagnosis. Don't be afraid to ask for help if the things on this list remind you of yourself or to reach out if they sound like someone you love.