While many of us go through waves of feeling sad, down or depressed there is a well defined line between having a bad day and clinical depression. While it is completely normal to feel depressed to various events that may throw your life into turmoil, such as losing a loved one, unexpected changes to lifestyle or an injury that changed life for the time being, it is important not to carry these feelings of sadness and depression for longer than normal. Once this occurs it can be downward spirial affecting many aspects of your life and can be extremely difficult to break the longer these feelings are ingrained in living day to day.
Depression is never black and white, there are always certain levels of depression ranging from just not feeling like getting out of bed for work in the morning due to a working a job you greatly dislike, to self harm and even suicide when things just don’t seem to be working out and it feels as though you are doomed to spend the rest of your life that way. It is important to remember as with anything in life, challenges will pass and we come out stronger having learnt lessons of the past which can be applied to our future. While life may seem to be getting you down at this certain point, there is always a light at the end of the tunnel and countless opportunities to turn things around and bring back a life of bliss.
If you or anyone you know is experiencing any of these symptoms, it is best to seek medical advice to see exactly what you may be dealing with before it manifests itself into something much more dangerous. Keeping in mind there is always help and support available and you are never alone in your battle with depression.
Particularly noticeable in adolescents and young adults but can be an early sign of depression in just about anyone, difficulty in concentrating can have detrimental effects on the development and growth of a young person. For those around them, it might as though seem they are in their own world or having a lot weighing on their mind. When suffering from depression, making decisions, remembering details and concentrating on what’s going on around them can be difficult when either they feel as though they have given up or have a lot on their mind.