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4 Small Signs of Depression

Often times when we think of depression we picture a person sitting in bed all alone, not showered, with a sad look on their face. But depression doesn’t always have to be extreme for it to be real. Here are a few things I’ve noticed in my own life that can be signs of depression:

  1. Headphones: When I find myself walking around with my headphones on, although I am out and about, I find it a form of being isolative. I feel disconnected from society but feel better listening to music. So when I find myself choosing to wear headphones more often than usual, it’s a red flag.
  2. Weight: When I am skinny and don’t care and fall off the gym wagon. Any more than a week without a workout is not a good sign.
  3. Chores: When my refrigerator is empty for days and I have not gone grocery shopping, or water my plants, I know the signs of depression are seeping in.
  4. Clothes: Instead of folding my clothes once they are dry, I just leave them on the chair and periodically pick out shirts to wear instead of finding new outfits to wear.

Depression has many faces. It’s helpful to pick up on signs before things torpedo. Everyone has different signs to look for so pay attention to your behavior and seek help before things get worse.

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4 Small Signs of Depression

Erica Loberg

Erica Loberg was born and raised in Los Angeles, CA. She attended Columbia University in New York and graduated with a BA in English. She is a published poet and author of Inside the Insane, Screaming at the Void, What Men Should Know About Women, What Women Should Know About Men, Diamonds From The Rough , Undressed, and I'm Not Playing.

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Loberg, E. (2015). 4 Small Signs of Depression. Psych Central. Retrieved on August 8, 2020, from


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