Peter George

5 Signs Of Depression

5 Signs of Depression as the saying goes if you don't know you don't know, that is a lot of the trouble with men identifying that they have depression or symptoms of depression.

5 Signs Of Depression





The key to understanding depression and anxiety is to understand the symptoms or the signs that are common, but you may not know and may have been wondering what is wrong with you, I know I did, in this article we cover the 5 most common things to look for in yourself, friend or family member.




Big Change in your mood, Believe me, it happens, I never noticed it but my wife and work colleagues did and everyone was too scared to mention it or tell me that I had changed.

If you see yourself doing any of the following go see your Doctor they have the tools to assist you in getting on the road to recovery.

  • You snap real easy, more so than normal
  • Everything turns into an argument even at work
  • Your tolerance levels drop.

They are the main three that got pointed out when I finally got help and let everyone know that I do suffer from depression.

The more you let these three fester the more you become reclusive, withdrawn and move to other means of finding relief, which will become more detrimental to you, your health and recovery.

The other relief methods move towards drugs and alcohol, the biggest hurdles of depression.






Alcohol and Drugs seem to be a comfort when suffering from depression, but it can’t be further from the truth.

Many people with depression or anxiety use drugs and alcohol to try and cope. It is very common, for men, in particular, to try to mask or block out the symptoms of depression or anxiety by using alcohol or other drugs, which only makes the symptoms worse.






Weight gain and loss are quintessential to any illness issue and depression is not immune to this, I think this comes once you have been diagnosed and are put on medication, the results are weight issues on most fronts with these. Keep an eye on your weight either way as this can play on your self-esteem, in the battle you need everything being positive around you.






Exhaustion became a major concern once again with medication, but it is also a safe place to hide from what and how you are feeling. Feelings from what is wrong with me to who is talking about me, the anxiety of someone finding out that I have a mental health issue is all hidden in sleep, that place of security, as is the same with drugs and alcohol.


With depression and anxiety, you will feel all alone at first but when you find the courage to face it it can be a life-changing fight to win.  Taking the time with getting medical intervention and assistance, the lack of fear to talk about it gives you the belief that you can achieve anything you set your mind to. Here at Out Of The Cave, we endeavour to give you a place of hope, somewhere where you can ask the questions and strive to live your life again.



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