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How Chronic Mental Depression Causes Physical Ailments

By Adityasam @foralitelife


Depression causes Physical Ailments
There are always setbacks in life, ups and downs, some take it as part and parcel of life, some lose their faith in god while some boldly take it on to themselves. While some of them are fade away over a period of time, some last longer than they should and start affecting your health. This usually leads to mental depression, they may be as trivial as making your dog starve for a day or big ones when they affect the people around you or you lost on a big investment. Irrespective of that, when it bugs you for a time longer than usual, your physical self stands in, only to risk itself. How?
The mind and the body work in unison, when you're stressed your body picks up the tempo and you are alert and ready to face the situation. Similarly, when you are down with fever, you wouldn't have the same intensity to do the things that you' normally love to. That is how it goes, in order to stay fit, the pair has to be fit to make a solid partnership.
Identifying if the pair is doing good is where most people struggle. Some people exhibit clear symptoms and yet restrain themselves from consulting a professional. The following are the symptoms that will clearly tell you that your mental depression is aiding physical ailments,

  • Difficulty in Falling Asleep
  • Sleeping too much; Much more than usual
  • Difficulty in concentrating
  • Unable to do regular chores which you do usually everyday
  • Uncomfortable with your own job; Which was quite comfortable to you earlier
  • A sense of hopelessness or helplessness
  • Constantly nagged by negative thoughts
  • Easily getting frustrated, angry, irritation and losing cool
  • Consuming more alcohol than usual
  • Enormous loss of appetite
  • And very rarely the thought of a suicide

If 5 or more of them have happened to you or are currently happening to you, then you have either gone through a 'depressive episode' or going through one. However, there are certain physical symptoms too that are often neglected but are actually associated with mental depression.

  • Regular Headaches that are usually one-sided (not associated with migraine),accompanied by nausea or vomiting
  • Backache; if no localized symptoms are found that it is usually associated with mental depression
  • Muscle aches and joint pains even on slight activity

Sleep is the elixir which lets you take every activity head-on. Any alteration in your sleep-wake cycle can cause mayhem and is usually the precursor of a prolonged mental depression to come by.
An unexplained dizziness which is also chronic, usually accompanies that above mentioned symptoms.
Learning to recognize and expressing your difficulties helps you get out of your problem faster and easily. If you restrain yourself, the pain aggravates and goes beyond a point of control. It is always better now than never. You have to cultivate strong relationships with your friends and family and try to get some good sleep and exercise regularly. Of course these are the preventive measures but we always have agreed to the proverb, 'Prevention is better than cure'.

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