Depression is considered to be the most common disability that affects work productivity, family stability and personal happiness. Understanding how depression affects your relationship with your spouse will enable wewe to recognize the signs and get needed medical attention for your loved one.

The following is a orodha of five common symptoms associated with depression. Each has maswali to ask that will help wewe determine if there are problems with your spouse in this area. For a comprehensive discussion on the subject, see the website of the American Psychiatric Association.

Emotional numbness
Is your spouse turning a cold shoulder to your efforts in expressing upendo and affection?
Is there a lack of caring about wewe and other members of the family?
Are there pleasurable activities that your spouse engaged in previously that no longer seem to be enjoyable?
Do household chores and financial responsibilities remain undone while time is spent on electronic gaming and televisheni viewing?

Thinking in extremes
Is your spouse making maoni such as "I'll never be happy again," "You and the kids would be better off without me," and "I'm always wrong"?
Are their thought processes being manifest as feelings of hopelessness, worthlessness, loneliness, and despair?
Is it evident that your spouse is catastrophizing, using black and white thinking, and making assumptions?
Changes in appetites and passions

Are there changes in your spouse's eating habits, either significantly zaidi au less?
Are there feelings of emptiness that just can't be satisfied?
Has their desire for sexual activity increased to the point of physical aggression?
Has the swali of unworthiness become a reason for decreased sexual activity?

Social isolation
Has your spouse sought isolation from loved ones au Marafiki for fear that others will judge harshly au make inappropriate comments?
Is personal hygiene slacking?
Has answering the telephone au door kengele become an undesirable chore to the point that it is avoided?
Are there excuses made in an effort to decrease the social activity of your family?
Inability to make decisions

Does your spouse vacillate back and forth for irrational reasons when trying to make important decisions?
Are there concerns about not measuring up, fears that others do not understand, au concerns about not having adequate resources?
Have decisions been made that seem to be excessively selfish, au not inaonyesha concern for the needs of the family as a whole?
Although each of these maswali in and of themselves does not signal a problem, the ujumla, jumla cumulative effect of issues in all areas simultaneously may indicate that depression is present. If symptoms persist for two weeks au longer, seek medical assistance.

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Start with your general practitioner. Request a complete physical for your spouse with wewe present. Depression can be the result of many common medical conditions. Once physical problems are ruled out, obtain a recommendation for a course of action.

If anti-depressants are prescribed, become familiar with possible side effects and their course of treatment. If your spouse is referred to a psychologist, counselor au therapist, assist in following through with appointments and assignments.

Depression can wreak havoc on the relationship between wewe and your spouse, as well as cause major problems in your family. Don't wait until the damage is irreparable. Act now if your spouse is inaonyesha signs of distress. Get needed medical help. Seek the support of extended family and Marafiki for wewe and your children. It is well worth the effort!

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