Manic depression & it’s signs..


I found this picture online in a Facebook group..

I respect the artistry the uniqueness.. But I saw this tatt as a cry for help.. Or a sort of therapy for the owner..

This is a prime example of depression..  

This young lady has to live with this pain for the rest of her life.


What are the symptoms of manic depression?

The following are the most common symptoms of manic depression. However, each individual may experience symptoms differently.

Depressive symptoms may include:

persistent sad, anxious, or empty mood
loss of interest in activities once previously enjoyed
excessive crying
increased restlessness and irritability
decreased ability to concentrate and make decisions
decreased energy
thoughts of death or suicide, or suicide attempts
increased feelings of guilt, helplessness, and/or hopelessness
weight and/or appetite changes due to over- or under-eating
changes in sleep patterns
social withdrawal
physical symptoms unrealized by standard treatment (i.e., chronic pain, headaches)

Manic symptoms may include:

Overly inflated self-esteem

decreased need for rest and sleep
increased distractibility and irritability
increased physical agitation
excessive involvement in pleasurable activities that may result in painful consequence; this may include provocative, aggressive, or destructive behavior
increased talkativeness
excessive “high” or euphoric feelings
increased sex drive
increased energy level
uncharacteristically poor judgment
increased denial
For a diagnosis of manic depression to be made, an individual must exhibit both depressive and manic symptoms to a varying degree, depending upon the severity of the disorder. The symptoms of manic depression may resemble other psychiatric conditions. Always consult your physician for a diagnosis.


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