How to Spot a Mood Disorder?

When we are thinking of mood disorders such as depression & anxiety, we picture nail biting, crying, and the inability to get out of bed from under the covers. Although these things do happen, there are a number of other more not so visible signs someone has a mood disorder, and they’re not always as obvious to pinpoint.

Moving at a Slow Pace

People with mood disorders often move at a slower pace physically. Those with depression especially can experience slowed speech, decreased movement, and impaired cognitive function

Sudden Changes in Sleep Patterns

Someone with a mood disorder may end up sleeping a lot, or they find it difficult to fall asleep and stay asleep.

Sudden Changes in Eating Habits

Some individuals stop eating when experiencing depression, but others turn to eating as a coping skil, means they start eating a lot.

Increased Migraines

Sometimes mood disorders can manifest themselves in physical symptoms such as migraines.

Disregard for Appearance

Just because someone doesn’t like to wear makeup doesn’t make them depressed, but a decrease in personal hygiene or sudden lack in taking care of their appearance is a noticeable symptom.

Ditching Plans

When someone who is a consistent person starts to back out of things, not show up for plans, not return calls and messages — this should be a warning sign,

Some other warning signs of a person’s latent depression are as follows

Shopping a Lot

Crying Over Little Things

Back Pain

Trouble Concentrating

Irritability

If you or someone you know has these symptoms or you or someone you know is seeking help for substance use, call consultant neuropsychiatrist Dr. Sagnik Mukherjee at 9831313020

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