5 Unexpected Signs That You're Depressed
You're not sad or overwhelmed, but maybe stuff has nonetheless gotten to you. Here are overlooked signals that you might need a little support to get back to feeling better, happier and more yourself.
The term "depressed" makes most of us think of someone who is low. Lagging in energy. Sleeping a lot. Generally feeling "blah." "There are actually two different types of depression," says Julie Holland, MD, the author of Moody Bitches: The Truth About the Drugs You're Taking, the Sleep You're Missing, the Sex You're Not Having, and What's Really Making You Crazy. The second, less well-known type, is feeling agitated and uptight. "You don't sleep well, you're pacing a lot, you're fidgety." That's why, Holland says, depression experts tell patients to watch out for changes in sleep and energy patterns, not just if you're feeling blue and dragging.