These symptoms may also indicate anxiety or depression
Along with the typical signs, there are many unusual signs of depression and anxiety that you may not be aware of:
One of the most common but least recognized symptoms of depression and anxiety is fatigue. If you are feeling tired all the time, it could be a sign that something is wrong. Feeling exhausted even after a full night’s sleep is not normal and can be a sign of an underlying mental health condition.
You’re always cold
This is a common sign of anxiety, as your body is in a constant state of “fight or flight.” This can also lead to other physical symptoms, such as sweating and shaking.
If you are having difficulty concentrating, it could be a sign of depression or anxiety. If you find that you forget things more often than usual, or if you can’t focus on tasks, it may be time to seek help.
You suddenly have a lot of energy
This may seem like a good thing, but it’s actually one of the signs that something is off. If you find yourself with more energy than usual, it could be because you’re trying to compensate for the low energy levels typical of depression.
Depression isn’t always about being sad. When people imagine depression, they typically picture someone who has trouble functioning day to day and may not even be able to get out of bed. In reality, many people turn to self-destructing behaviors as a coping mechanism for dealing with their emotions.
For some, it may be a way of numbing themselves to their pain. Others may see it as a way of punishing themselves for what they see as their own failings. And still, others may believe that if they hurt themselves, they’ll be able to feel something, anything, other than the numbness and emptiness they’re currently feeling.
Some other common coping mechanisms are:
Whatever the reason, self-destructive behaviors are a sign that something is wrong. If you or someone you know is engaging in these behaviors, getting help is crucial. Depression is a serious illness, and getting treatment as soon as possible is important.