Jakarta, TOPNews Indonesia –
Continuous sadness is not always meaningful depression. Some people report symptoms of depression, even if they are not experiencing depression. Here are some ‘fake’ depression conditions that can trick you.
Depression is generally characterized by several symptoms such as fatigue, guilt, feelings of worthlessness, irritability, insomnia, decreased appetite, loss of interest in routine activities, constant sadness, anxiety, and suicidal thoughts.
However, the presence of some of the above symptoms does not always indicate depression. Instead of clinical depression, some of these symptoms are caused by certain clinical conditions.
Here are some ‘fake’ depressive conditions, certain clinical conditions that trigger symptoms such as depression, launch Everyday Health.
1. Vitamin D deficiency
A systematic review found a close relationship between vitamin D levels and depression. Researchers found that low vitamin D levels can trigger or increase the risk of depression.
Sunlight is the best source of vitamin D. You can also supplement with a number of vitamin D supplements that are sold in the market.
People with hypothyroidism will continue to feel tired, worthless, irritable, and unable to make decisions. Hypothyroidism is a condition when the thyroid gland cannot produce enough thyroid hormone.
Thyroid Federal International estimates there are about 300 million people worldwide who suffer from thyroid dysfunction. However, only half of them are aware of this condition. As a result, many hypothyroid conditions are misdiagnosed, one of which is considered depression.
3. Low blood sugar
Starvation is a primitive signal that is known to trigger a stress response in the body. For people who have a tendency towards anxiety and depression, stress manifests itself as mood swings.
In fact, anxiety and depression can be triggered by lowering and fluctuating blood sugar. This condition will manifest in mood swings.
“Humans, like other animals, become unhappy when blood sugar is low,” says health expert Peter Bongiorno.
Dehydration can trigger feelings like depression. A number of studies have found that even mild dehydration can change your mood. When it appears, dehydration begins to affect how the mind and body work.
5. Food intolerance
Many people think that food intolerance or allergy will only manifest as itching, swelling, redness, and other physical symptoms. In fact, this is not the case.
Health expert Mark Hyman in his book The Ultramind Solution writes that certain foods can trigger inflammation in the body. While some people experience hives, others become sad and anxious as a result of the inflammation.
“Delayed reactions to foods or hidden allergens can cause ‘brain allergies’, allergic reactions in the body that cause inflammation in the brain,” wrote Hyman.