Wired but tired?
Are you feeling sad and “blue,” and just can’t seem to shake it? Do you find it hard to get out of bed in the morning, and do you just want to hide under the covers and “make the world go away?” Are you tired all of the time, and not sleeping well at night? Or maybe “wired but tired?” Have you stopped socializing and lost interest in the activities that you used to love?
Do you feel like nothing is going to change or get better?
Have you been feeling this way for more than two weeks?
Anyone can get the blues. But if it seems that sadness and feelings of worthlessness and despair have become part of your everyday life, it may be time for you to talk with your doctor about depression.
Depression affects so many people that it is sometimes referred to as the “common cold of mental health.” It is an illness that can affect anyone, regardless of age, race, class or gender. Depression affects more than 19 million Americans each year, and more than 350 million people of all ages globally. Depression can affect your ability to work or go to school, have an effect on your relationships, and make your daily activities more difficult to perform. It can also cause physical symptoms such as headaches and physical pain.
If you are suffering from depression, you may feel hopeless and helpless. But you are not alone.