Practicing psychologist Reena Badji cited overzealous work at work as one of the symptoms of depression. She listed this and some other non-obvious signs of a serious mental illness in an interview with The Sun.
According to the specialist, usually in a state of depression, motivation for any activity disappears, and performance decreases. However, in some people, the disease causes the opposite behavior: they are completely immersed in work, with concentration and enthusiasm they carry out business projects and tasks. Rina Badjipsychologist The specialist emphasized that not all workaholics are sick: for many, work brings real joy and satisfaction. If this is not the case, Badji advised trying to maintain a balance between work and leisure, and also seek help from a psychologist. In addition, Badji believes that a sign of depression is overreacting to criticism. A person can lose his temper even if the criticism was constructive and well-intentioned. According to the specialist, such sensitivity is associated with low self-esteem. Related materials: “A person stops feeling the world” Millions of people suffer from depression. How to recognize it and can it be cured? March 24, 2023 A free way to become better and happier. What is reflection and how to delve into yourself so as not to dig in? October 27, 2022 What to do if a nervous breakdown occurs? And how not to bring yourself to an extreme degree of stress7 November 2022 Badji called sarcasm and irony another masking technique for depression. The specialist explained that some people use humor to distract themselves from traumatic memories. Sometimes it is very difficult to distinguish a sincere joke from a cry for help, the psychologist says. She advised those who are worried about the state of mind of a loved one to gently tell him about their experiences and offer help. Earlier, psychiatrist Zanifa Tazhiyeva listed the differences between depression and ordinary sadness. According to her, unlike the blues, depression appears without an external cause.