You may recognise depression as an overwhelming feeling of hopelessness and sadness. But depression does not always look like debilitating sadness. These uncommon signs could also tell that you suffer from depression.
You easily get angry: If the slightest mishap gets you in a rage, you are probably depressed. A study published in the Depress Anxiety Journal suggested that depression is linked to feeling hostile, grumpy, argumentative and angry .
You frequently drink alcohol: If you have been drinking several glasses of alcohol every night it is because you are depressed suggests a study in the journal Addiction . And though one drink may help you feel relaxed a second and third glass can amplify negative emotions.
You spend a lot of time on social media: A study published in the journal Cyberpsychology, Behavior and Social Networking confirm that people who have more virtual social interactions than real ones or those who go online compulsively may be depressed .
You daydream a lot: Have you been daydreaming lately? A study published in the journal Frontiers in Human Neuroscience suggests that we are happiest when our minds are in the present moment and when our minds wander; it can make us anxious and depressed .
You cannot make a decision: If you cannot make a decision, you are probably depressed. A study published in the journal Archives of General Psychiatry suggests that when you are depressed, those cognitive processes get a big hit .
You do not take care of yourself: Have you stopped combing your hair or brushing teeth regularly? Not caring about how you look like or your physical well-being could be a sign that you are depressed. A study published in the General Hospital Psychiatry journal found that people who had poor oral health reported depression .