7 strange habits caused by depression

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Depression is a serious mental illness that can interfere with a person’s life.

It can cause long-lasting and severe feelings of sadness, hopelessness, and a loss of interest in activities. It can also cause physical symptoms of pain, appetite changes, and sleep problems.

People with depression may develop several habits, including

Irregular sleeping/ eating habits

People with depression may find it difficult to fall asleep and stay asleep during the night. They can also have excessive daytime sleepiness or even sleep too much.

Some people overeat and gain weight, turning to food to lift their mood. Others find they’re too exhausted to prepare balanced meals or that they’ve lost their appetite.

Mood swings/ outbursts

Mood swings are also common with depression, especially if it is untreated. A person’s mood may fluctuate from irritability to extreme sadness to an angry outburst.

People who are depressed also may have other symptoms, such as: Feeling sad, hopeless, and worthless.

Making muted cries for help

Overspending/ impulse buying

Compulsive buying is frequent among depressed patients. In most cases, the behavior is associated with other impulse control disorders or dependence disorders and a high level of impulsivity.

Constantly searching for meaning

A person may also question their own existence within a world that might seem meaningless. Experiencing an existential crisis is common, and it is normal and often healthy to question one’s life and goals.

Pondering about life and death

Being more creative

While studies and observations have shown a connection between depression and creativity, there is no conclusive evidence that someone suffering from depression would be “more creative.”

However, it’s worth noting the similar traits that are associated with both mood disorders and creativity.

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