7) Phobia of abandonment
It is hurtful when people walk out of your life, especially if they were very close to you. Yet this feeling is amplified when suffering from depression. It creates a fear of rejection and they tend to hide what they feel and conceal themselves. They avoid building connections so that their feelings aren’t abandoned anymore.
8) Pretense tales to hide things
This is the most noticeable sign of depression. Trying to cover up for their lack of interest and coming up with stories to avoid questions, can clearly be observed in depression sufferers. Trying to divert the topic or coming up with excuses are indicators of depression
9) Accustomed countermeasures
In order to make changes in their daily routines, a person suffering from depression can tend to make changes in their routines to welcome a change and calm down their mind.
10) Constant efforts to look overjoyed
In order to keep everyone around them happy, your friend or loved one will always pretend to be happy whilst they suffer from depression. They feel they will lower the happiness quotient if they show their sadness and often cover up what they actually feel.
11) In search of acceptance and affection
Everyone wants to be loved and accepted in some aspects of life. The depressed people tend to hide that their conditions to protect their emotional vulnerability and are in constant search of love and acceptance, just like others.
12) Overanalyzing every aspect
Depressed people tend to overthink and overanalyze every situation in their life, at a swift rate. Constantly focusing on the smallest of problems, and drawing out the negatives and positives of it, they overwork their brains which in a long time harms their ability to judge things.
13) They make others suffering their sufferings
Whilst watching other suffer, depressed people, tend to absorb these sufferings and make them their own sufferings
14) Looking at the darker side
Looking at the darker side can sound depressing and sad, yet it can prove to one of the most beneficial side effects of this illness. Granting the person, problem-solving abilities, they make the depressed person capable to handle the worst scenarios and, in some cases, higher intelligent quotient.
15) Suicidal tendencies
These may take a passive form such as, “I don’t really care if I die” or an active form, such as “Sometimes I feel like jumping off the cliff.” Whilst some people blow these statements off as a joke and don’t take them seriously, what they fail to understand is that people suffering from depression take it seriously. There is a common myth that if a person is really suicidal, they don’t tell others about it; they do it. This is a common mistake and one should know those suicidal tendencies are elevated while suffering from depression. By lending in a hand and by talking it out, you save a life.
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