Whilst being depressed, a number of health factors could arise and potentially affect you, such as the following.
BELIEVING YOU ARE ILL – you might come to believe you have an illness. Even if you DO NOT, your mind will convince you that you do.
PSYCHOLOGICAL PROBLEMS – You could develop paranoia, increased stress levels, or manic depression.
FINDING IT DIFFICULT TO HELP YOURSELF – You might think you are not tough enough or worthy enough to help yourself, and you might not want to rely on others for help. You might become socially withdrawn, which can further affect your social skills and self-confidence.
LACK OF SELF-ESTEEM – Your lack of self-esteem might increase. You might come to believe even more strongly that you are the odd one out, that everyone else is better than you, that you always look unattractive and that everyone is better than you.
INCREASINGLY MIXED FEELINGS –You might increasingly experience rushes of emotions that result in your mood changing from happiness to sadness or from feeling comfortable to feeling alone. It can also be that a single emotion will affect you for longer periods of time, such as feeling sad all the time.
BI-POLAR DISORDER – You could experience bi-polar disorder, in which you experience prolonged highs and lows, going from being overly happy or outgoing to extremely irritable, agitated and jumpy or wired. Symptoms include jumping from one idea to another, racing thoughts, difficulty concentrating, changing eating, sleeping or other habits, thinking about death or suicide and attempting suicide.
FEELING TRAPPED – You might fear never being able to do what you want to do, and you might feel you are stuck doing what others want you to do. It is difficult to overcome this state of mind and sometimes you don’t even want to. You even ask yourself why you should. It is important to keep in mind that you are not a failure to yourself or others. At some point in life, most people experience mild or major stress or depression. This is normal and you are not the odd one out.
Make an effort to be fairer and more realistic with yourself.