The Warning Signs Of Depression - How To Spot Menopause Depression

How to spot the warning signs of depression - learn to recognise if you or someone you know has menopause depression.


One of the hallmarks of depression is that you don't always realise that you are depressed.

Depression stops you thinking clearly, and you can come to believe that your saddened state of mind is the norm, and that this the the way you are always going to feel.

That's why it's good to learn to recognise the warning signs of depression, which can alert you if you start spiralling down into a state of menopause depression.

Once you understand that you are depressed, you can look into the treatments for depression, and start helping yourself towards a better state of mind.

Warning signs of menopause depression

Facial flatness is a sign of depression
The dragging gloom of depression can range from a low-level blueness, to a more persistent, hollow sadness, right through to extreme feelings of being helpless and completely lacking in hope.

Feeling sad and miserable is just one of the warning signs of depression.

Physical symptoms of depression

  • Unexplained aches and pains that refuse to go away
  • Upset stomach, constipation
  • Sleep problems, either menopausal insomnia, especially early waking, or a constant need to sleep
  • Listless, not caring about personal hygiene or appearance
  • Loss of appetite, weight loss
  • Comfort eating, leading to menopausal weight gain
  • Constantly tired, everything is too much effort

Mental and behavioural symptoms of depression

  • Moodiness, feeling weepy
  • Irritability, lowered tolerance
  • Feeling guilty
  • Unable to cope, feeling helpless and inadequate
  • Problems in relationships, at home and at work
  • Sense of blackness, which nothing can penetrate
  • Losing a sense of who you are, having a skewed perception of reality
  • Can't concentrate or make decisions
  • Constantly worried and anxious
  • Lose interest in sex
  • No motivation, no enjoyment of life
  • Thinking about death or contemplating suicide as a way out - if this describes your state of mind, please seek help from your doctor at once.

If you have four or more of these symptoms of depression, you could have slipped into a depressed state without even realising it.

Fortunately, there are treatments for depression, natural remedies and self-help strategies that can help you feel better.

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