2. Increase in Weight
Emotional eating is a common occurrence during depression and can lead to weight gain. Many people faced with depression resort to late night snacking or even impulsive eating when they don’t feel like carrying out daily activities.
Eating our favorite food releases serotonin our mood balancing hormone. Even though this hormone resists depression but eating too much of our favorite food can lead to putting on those extra pounds. This extra weight can also lead to body image issues and guilt without treating the actual cause of depression.
Interestingly weight loss can also be caused by depression as some people lose their appetite when faced with depression. Depression also makes it difficult for people to lose weight in the long term or to stick to their diet.
3. Being in a Constant Negative Mood
Getting irritated on the slightest issues and being in a bad mood throughout the day is also a symptom of depression. In 2013 a study was published in JAMA Psychiatry in which it was discovered that more than half of the people facing depression also had other negative moods including hostility, irritability and a bad temper.
Once a person is affected by a negative state of mind other similar moods also become easy to catch on.