I woke up with an uneasy feeling in my heart. The day appeared bleak. I managed to drag myself through the morning chores, all the time feeling low. I went into the kitchen thinking I will cook breakfast. I didn’t feel like eating. I stayed hungry. I felt tired thinking of going through the day.
This has been my typical day from last eight months. I do not sleep easily every day. Sometimes I have to surrender to alcohol to induce sleep. I began reading up on these symptoms online and found that there are many others like me who go through these symptoms.
These could be symptoms of depression. According to a research article published in Indian Journal of Psychiatry by Sandeep Grover, et.al., depression has been the focus of research and various articles covering different aspect of this condition have been published in last 50 to 60 years.
Depression in a milder state affects our emotional state thus affecting our relationships with those around us, productivity at work and physical wellbeing. And in severe form affects our everyday life and makes us feel incapable of even moving around.
If you feel constantly low from one week going up to one month, it is time to wake up and seek help. Meanwhile these tips can help you take that one step at a time and reach the goal of complete wellbeing.
Do seek out for a counselor who will be able to help you ably address depression and help you work out of it.
Sandeep Grover, A. D. (2010). An overview of Indian research in depression. Indian J Psychiatry, 178-188.