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Could This Be Depression?
You don’t have to be in your bed with the blinds drawn, listening to “The Cure” and sobbing all day to be recognized as suffering from depression. Some symptoms are more obvious than others.
These not-so-typical symptoms could signal you need depression treatment:
--Lack of emotion.
Forget crying. How could you cry when you don’t feel anything?
Worrying that interferes with your day-to-day activities could signal a general anxiety disorder, which is a close relative of depression.
--Trouble focusing or concentrating.
If you continuously lose track of what you were doing, it could be a sign of depression.
--Continuous aches and pains.
Sometimes mental ailments manifest themselves physically. The vice-versa can also be true.
To help prevent depression, make sure you get at least seven hours of sleep per night, exercise regularly, keep a strong social network, avoid dwelling on your problems and manage your stress.
What unusual symptoms of depression have you experienced? [The Hartford Courant]