Thread on the symptoms of depression 'that no one talks about' is resonating with thousands

The person explained that depression can affect people in so many ways that are invisible to the untrained eye.

Thread on the symptoms of depression 'that no one talks about' is resonating with thousands
Cover Image Source: Twitter / @ItsEmilyKaty

Editor's note: This article was originally published on February 17, 2023. It has since been updated.

Every day feels like a battle for those suffering from depression. Sadly, there is never just one symptom. Presently, there has been a new surge of people trying to recognize the effects of depression. The unbeatable feeling of not wanting to get out of bed, feeling misunderstood and having a sudden wave of agony can make anyone feel drained. Depression isn't about feeling sad. If anything, that is only the tip of the iceberg. Despite its prevalence, depression is associated with myths and stigma that can make it hard for anyone to be treated. It is a cathartic process and if people only view you as a "sad person," this line of thinking prevents an individual from accessing many effective depression treatment options.

To break out of all the limited knowledge on depression, a Twitter user (@ItsEmilyKaty) discusses the symptoms of depression "that no one talks about." People are still responding to and reflecting on Emily's tweets from 2020. However, it is to be noted that these symptoms may not apply to everyone. Depression also results from the intrinsic human tendency to be more sensitive to negative than positive events. Another element influencing the growth of negative thought patterns in many people is the pervasiveness of negativity on social media. Depression is viewed as a commodity in the media and has had a significant negative impact on people globally.

Wasting time in smartphone. Millennial generation mental health. Life in metaverse, not in real world. Conceptual of bad condition of broken hearted, sadness, loneliness or depress woman.
(Getty Images/Oleg Breslavtsev)
Wasting time on smartphones. Millennial generation mental health. Life in the metaverse, not in the real world. Conceptual of the bad condition of a broken-hearted, sad, lonely, or depressed woman. (Getty Images/Oleg Breslavtsev)













































This is why it is critical to educate yourself on the myths and effects of depression on yourself and those around you. It is a complex mental illness that has many causes and symptoms. If you think you are depressed, it is advised that you seek professional help or maybe consult a therapist who can help you understand the magnitude of whatever you are feeling. And always remember that there's no shame in seeking help.