What really happens to your body when you're depressed
For many people, depression hits hard — they suddenly find themselves enveloped in a veil of tears and debilitating hopelessness that makes it difficult to get through a normal day. For others, however, the signs may not be quite as obvious. In fact, because depression is a such a complex condition, it's possible to be depressed without even realizing it.
"Most people think the only symptom of depression is intense or chronic sadness," Maureen Werrbach, licensed therapist and owner of Urban Wellness Counseling in Chicago, Illinois, told me in an interview. "So many people overlook physiological symptoms."
Here are some subtle ways your body could be warning you of an underlying mental health issue and saying that you're depressed.