Is apathy a symptom of depression?
Depression and apathy – how they are different yet connected:
Depression is a feeling that someone can have in which makes them feel very negative in all kinds of ways, it is a form of severe dejection and despondency. Apathy is a feeling that someone can have which is very negative as well and it is more so focused on how that person does not have any interest at all in life or doing activities or even interacting with others. Both are related with each other and are known to go hand in hand but they are drastically different even though both can highly affect not just your life but those around you such as friendships, family connections, personal relationships and even one’s’ job.
There are at least fifteen well known conditions in which apathy can be linked to and these are a stroke, an intracerebral hemorrhage, bipolar disorder, borderline personality disorder, sleep disorders and a mini stroke. Also there is what is known as acute mountain sickness, hypercalcemia, post-traumatic stress disorder, postpartum depression, schizoid personality disorder, encephalitis, opioids and other related disorders as well as Tay-Sachs disease and meningeal tuberculosis. When it comes to depression and apathy, the two are linked but not closely related; with that being said depression is the seventh least likely condition in which apathy can be a symptom of there are some before it in which apathy appears more and some behind it in which apathy appears less.
Other symptoms you may experience when dealing with depression are irritability, anger, crying all the time, trouble with sleeping and eating, having anxiety attacks, feeling like you are worthless, feelings of paranoia or franticness and more. Post-partum depression is most common in women are new mothers, in fact it affects at least thirteen percent of new mothers every day. It usually happens about 2 to 3 days after you have given birth to the baby.
A higher percentage of new mothers at least experience a heightened sense of fear, sadness, anxiousness, more over whelmed and more sensitive, for these women it is anywhere from seventy to eighty percent of new mothers who experience this.
There are so many forms of depression that not everyone knows about all of them so you may have the start of depression and not know it. Some types of depression are different than others which lead to different circumstances; these are post-partum depression, psychotic depression and seasonal affective depression.
The other kinds of depression are the main kinds of depression in which are the kinds that everyone hears about and these are persistent depressive disorder and major depression. Some cases only happen once in a person’s’ lifetime while other cases happen off and on throughout life, there are even some cases of depression in which can last a minimum of two years because it just keeps getting worse and worse and they will just have more and more episodes which makes the symptoms worse each time and last longer each time.