Many consider tiredness too normal. In this modern age and in city worlds, it seems that there is no time to stop, to rest, to meditate, to ...
Many consider tiredness too normal. In this modern age and in city worlds, it seems that there is no time to stop, to rest, to meditate, to contemplate nature, for a deep talk. The time is not enough for everything that has to be done to fulfill the obligations. However, tiredness may be a symptom of something else.
If you are a person who suddenly feels too tired, or if you perceive that a close person is often exhausted, and does not have activities or explanations logical enough for such fatigue, it might be time to consider other possibilities. Some of the diseases related to fatigue are diabetes, anemia, heart disease, thyroid disorders, and depression.
Depression and tiredness
One of the most common illnesses of our time is depression. And one of the factors that makes understanding this disease difficult is that there may be no apparent noticeable causes of socially visible symptoms. However, this disease may be present.
People can have financial wealth, or even have good interpersonal relationships around them, even have professional success, even fame, and still have depression. But then, what elements can indicate a possible depression?
One of the symptoms that a depressed person presents is tiredness, but it seems to be something common, and then goes unnoticed as a sign to pay attention to.
Fatigue as a topic of conversation
In common dialogue, a "How are you?" Followed by "hello" is usually asked, to which the answer is automatically fine, which is accepted as true. In some cultures and countries, depression has a social stigma, either of "insanity", or that the person just wants to attract attention, but in reality, nothing happens to him, and therefore, the people who suffer fewer share what happens to them and more hide it.
In some relationships that are a little closer, they sometimes dare to respond in another way, giving more information. Among this one of the answers is "tired". And we are not looking for explanations or more information about it. It is a courtesy that you rest soon.
However, how common does this answer become? Does this fatigue have a logical explanation? Could it be a sign of something else?
Symptoms of depression
According to DSM V, the depression disorder presents symptoms ranging from excess or lack of appetite, lack of ability to feel pleasure, lack of sense of life, insomnia, to excessive sleep; these last two can be named as fatigue. So this answer could hint that depression may be present if it is given a little space in the conversation. This does not mean that people should be alarmed every time someone is extremely tired, or when they feel exhausted themselves, it just means that we can pay a little more attention to them.
In short, not everyone has the ability to diagnose depression, but if in social interaction we can detect the frequency, the reasons, and the logic of fatigue, we could see if it is natural fatigue, or if it could be a signal to ask for attention from a professional.
Other diseases associated with fatigue
Now, don't be alarmed. If you are tired or someone else is repeatedly tired, it does not necessarily mean that they are depressed. There are also some diseases related to fatigue, such as diabetes, anemia, heart disease, and thyroid disorders.
As mentioned above, the pertinent thing is to go to a professional who, with the entire clinical history chart, plus the symptoms, can refer to the corresponding specialist, including mental health professionals among the options.
Questions to guide you
If you frequently present tiredness, it could be that there are actually other sensations or needs. To detect them, and be able to discern if it is just extreme tiredness or it could be a symptom of depression, you could ask yourself:
Have I had more activities than usual?
I have slept well? Do I have a specific concern that is preventing me from sleeping?
How long have I been with this fatigue?
When I rest, does my tiredness decrease?
What do I need right now?
Is it a physical, mental, or emotional exhaustion?
Is it fatigue or is it looking for a sense to continue with the activities?
How capable am I of delegating and/or asking for help?
How often would I like to be able to recharge on someone?
What is my body asking me with this feeling of fatigue?
Why tiredness occurs in depression
Sometimes, especially when there is depression, fatigue has nothing to do with physical issues. There is another type of wear that has to do with the effort to go against oneself. E l natural movement in depression is to passivity, while life is movement.
Obligations and daily life require activity, and in the face of depression, isolation, and rest are experienced as necessities. Struggling between this need to hold still, and the responsibility to respond to social obligations, also causes fatigue.
And you, how much are you connected to your emotional and physical needs? How often are you tired? How often do you hear in your close ones that they are tired? How do you deal with your fatigue?
Do not forget to consult a professional if extreme fatigue takes over your life and prevents you from continuing with your normal rhythm. Many people will be willing to help you!