Quoting the words of Wikipedia, “Depression is a state of low mood and aversion to activity. Classified medically as a mental and behavioral disorder, the experience of depression affects a person’s thoughts, behavior, motivation, feelings, and sense of well-being.” When we talk about depression, things like panic attacks, mental problems, and overthinking come to our minds. Most people are able to find they have depression only when it reaches the extreme stage.
However, in this article, we shed light on the early symptoms that depression is setting in.
They go quiet
A person who is battling an early stage of depression goes quiet all of a sudden. He or she starts maintaining distance and finds it hard to voice out their opinions. They find more solace in spending time alone or in silence. You find them lost within themselves and they hardly interact with their friends and family.
They start giving short responses
Long talks no longer excite them. They aren’t keen on having deep and meaningful conversations. Whenever someone questions them, they find it more appropriate to give short replies. They also don’t find it meaningful to explain themselves.
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They become more protective
A person battling depression suddenly starts living in a shell. You can detect from their body posture that something is wrong with the person. Their body language suddenly becomes more protective and guarded. They don’t allow themselves to be free with anyone and start having trust issues with almost everyone.