Our body tries to show very clearly if something is wrong.
We notice changes, but do not want to accept them. Perhaps because we are afraid of the consequences or how others might react to it?

Our evaluation plays a major role and has a significant impact on whether we recognize and accept the warning signs early on. There are people who can deal very openly with their feelings and who don’t give a damn about the thoughts of their fellow human beings. They probably find it a little easier to deal with the symptoms than people who have to deal with social anxiety and prefer to withdraw.

Nevertheless, we should all listen to our bodies and force ourselves to take a break from time to time.

There are several warning signs that can indicate depression.
They occur individually or in combination, but each symptom can also have its origin somewhere completely different. If you are unsure, you should consult your family doctor and discuss the symptoms.

Since I initially hoped that there would be a simple explanation for the symptoms, I tried a few things and also had various tests carried out by the doctor. None of the results were so decisive for my feelings that I slowly began to understand and accept.


Warning sign

  • Constant tiredness, no energy
  • Sleep disorders
  • Mood swings, irritability, aggression
  • Loss of interest
  • Concentration problems
  • Social retreat
  • Decreased self-confidence
  • Anxieties
  • Feelings of guilt, worthlessness and failure
  • Sexual displeasure
  • Physical complaints
  • Changed eating habits
  • Suicidal thoughts

If you suspect you may be depressed, please seek professional help.
Maybe you can also talk about it with someone close to you, because you don’t have to live with these feelings alone.

I also recommend that you keep a journal. This can help you in your development, but also be a good basis for discussions in interaction with doctors. Just write your feelings from the soul!
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My name is Chris and I created Slowlow Lobster.
I write posts about mental illness. Topics that affect me personally, but also topics that contribute to clarification and the end of stigmatization.