Depression is not always easy to recognize and see, so it most often begins in a hidden form. Sometimes it helps:

It can be masked by constant fatigue, increased anxiety, irritability, withdrawal, unwillingness to do anything, or gloomy thoughts. But when it develops into a severe form, it becomes obvious and, as a rule, the person needs urgent psychotherapeutic help.

Here, as with any disease, it is important to begin to deal with the disease in the early stages, to prevent the negative effects of the disease. The more advanced the depression is, the more difficult and longer it takes to treat.

If you are severely depressed, it is difficult to cope with all everyday activities, such as getting out of bed, taking care of yourself, or simply leaving the house.
There is a general decline in energy, loss of enjoyment of life and a critical attitude toward oneself, and total indifference prevails.
Insomnia, nightmares, constant anxiety, loss of appetite and weight, tearfulness and irritability, poor self-esteem, withdrawal, reduced sex drive – these are all satellites of depression.

If you have found these signs in yourself or in your acquaintances and loved ones. If these symptoms last for a long time – more than two weeks, then that’s a reason to seek help from a specialist.

Remember, depression is not cured by exercise, distraction or immersion in work, willpower or alcohol, as many people often like to advise.

Depression does not go away by itself. It takes psychotherapeutic work.