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Mild Depression Symptoms     

Mild Depression is a mental condition of gloomy state which is in milder form that persists for a long time and is often becomes synonymous with dysthymia. It is very difficult to differentiate between mild depression and emotional disturbance. The patient will lose zest for living, will become listless, refuses to interact with others, and suffers from low self-esteem and fatigue. Mild depression is also associated with Adrenal Fatigue along with other causes for clinical depression. It manifests in increased fright, confusion, decreased concentration and poor memory recall. People with this fatigue will display less tolerance and are frustrated very easily.

Adrenal glands that produce decreased levels of hormones like testosterone and estrogen are known to be associated with depression. With adrenals not secreting properly, people may suffer from insomnia.

Even though this is mild, this depression still causes suffering and disturbance. Mild depression generally goes unnoticed since people do not think the symptoms to be harsh enough to approach a doctor.

Mild depression may be experienced as an ongoing steady condition for a brief period or it may be periodic and reappear at changing intervals. Treating mild depression when it is in mild form can prevent it from worsening into severe depression.

Certain physiological factors play a role in onset of depression. This disorder is more prone to occur in mature women. It appears to have hereditary aspect i.e., it runs in the family. People living under constant tensions such as prejudice, unceasing diseases, penury etc. are likely to get depression.

Mild depression symptoms

 The mild depression symptoms vary among persons. These symptoms may result in reduced activity, efficiency or creativity. Because patients with mild depression may think their symptoms are regular, symptoms may be observed by others prior to their recognition by the sufferer.

Signs and symptoms of mild depression include:

Changed disposition: The patient will generally feel sense of gloom, despair, dejection or sense of disinterest. The patient may become gloomy and considers that the whole lot in existence will converge to tragic end. The person may feel disheartened and may have bouts of unexplained crying and sobbing, which is typical of depression. Sufferers are extremely delicate in nature emotionally. They exhibit furious nature and are abnormally petulant and thorny. They become short-tempered and resort to fights on slightest of provocations. They get into frequent brawls. They are very impatient about things and situations. They simply can not wait. They behave as if they have hardly any time. They are easily annoyed. They can not accept failure.

Lack of attentiveness: Patients may no longer enjoy things that they have once enjoyed before. Now they may detest good food that they used to love. They withdraw from friendships and companies. Their hobbies are curtailed and they no longer enjoy their pastimes. Their most fond music also turns out to be boring. They become shy and refuse to interact with friends and family

Self-confidence: Their confidence levels will become low and they can not attend to even their daily chores confidently. They find themselves to be inadequate and a spent force. They become remorseful and guilty.

Lack of power: Patients feel exhausted and tired. They always feel that they have no strength to do anything. They become weary often. They will suffer physical and psychological fatigue. They not only feel weakened, but also actually look worn down and spent.

Loss of focus: Patients become disoriented and lose mental direction on some occasions. They fail to take any assessment on things or situations. They simply can not decide anything for themselves. They are easily diverted and distracted. They can not talk coherently. They suffer temporary memory loss. They do not remember things or events. They keep forgetting things.

Weight decrease: Patients will lose the urge to eat. They never seem to feel hungry. Even if they eat, the pattern will be irregular and chaotic. They become mal-nourished and under-nourished. Gradually they lose weight.

Excess/deficit sleep: People will display strange sleep characteristics. They oscillate between insomnia (deficient sleep) and hypersomnia (excessive sleep). They may frequently wake up in the nights and stay awake and they sleep during daytimes.

It is to be understood that mild depression symptoms generally refer to those symptoms well-known to a patient, however the expression ‘mild depression signs’ may pertain to those signs that are recognized only by a physician.

 
 

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