Top 10 Most Common Symptoms And Reasons For Depression And Boredom (Video)

August 22, 2014

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Did you know that every year approximately 9.5 percent of the entire American population suffers from some sort of depression? It controls the mind and can affect many more people in your life then you realize. In my experience with depression I basically had no appetite, I was always sleepy, and my mood swings were so bad that I pushed everyone around me who was trying to help me with my anxiety and depression far far away.

Depression Is No reason To Be Ashamed Though

Unfortunately this is one of those feelings associated with depression, and can really make the condition difficult to acknowledge. Anxiety and depression have become so prevelant that it’s not uncommon at all for people to be taking medication for one, or even both of these mood disorders.

I Just Can’t Stress Enough The Importance Of Nutrition And Rest For Depression

Sleep is your armor that battles depression. Without adequate rest you are much more susceptible to the self destructing and damaging messages that keep twirling around in your brain. Not enough sleep keeps you from being able to do the beneficial things on your behalf, so take a good look at whether this may be contributing to your depression.

I realize that depression cuts the appetite right out of people with this condition. But in order to battle back against depression, you need to be consuming enough of those healthy nutriets and calories so that you can provide your brain and your body with strength.

The symptoms of depression can vary greatly from one person to the next, as well the severity of the symptoms. Here are 10 of the most common symptoms of depression that people seek help for in today’s world.

1) An intense feeling of sadness that can be hard to shake off

2) Overwhelming hopelessness and a constant pessimistic attitude

3) Extreme guilt, and feelings of helplessness

top 10 reasons people feel depressed

A new day brings with it new possibilities, all you have to do is look for it.

4) No Sense of self worth

5) An increasing inability to focus as well as constant indecisiveness

6) Inexplicable weight loss or weight gain (these are triggered by eating binges or loss of appetite)

7) Suicidal inclinations

8) Short temper, irritability and constant restlessness

9) Physical afflications such as headaches, digestive disorders and chronic pain

10) Complete loss of energy and slowing down of metabolism

Now that you’ve pinpointed exactly how depression is affecting you in your life, I bet you want to know:

The Top 10 Reasons Why People Feel Depressed And Bored?

Awesome! Sit back, try and relax, and watch the video from beginning to end. This was taken spontaneously in my car one day, so I completely apologize for the rough edges as well as The Anxious Athlete name that you now know as The Anxiety Guy.


I’m extremely proud of you for taking in this knowledge when it comes to tackling your depression and anxiety naturally. At some points of this inspirational blog for anxiety disorders I realize I can be quite blunt, but all i’m trying to do is open up your eyes to what’s really going on and what you can do to change it. I believe in you as someone in my past believed in me, now it’s time for you to believe it…

Was there anything I missed? Share your experiences with depression, and what works for you in your own life in the comment section below.


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7 comments on “Top 10 Most Common Symptoms And Reasons For Depression And Boredom (Video)

  1. Dennis, tough love (read: constructive) input here:

    1) The use of a live video with you sharing helpful perspectives is important and quite likely appreciated by viewers; 2) I found the setting (stationary, in a car) odd; 3) Why the shades? I’ve always been told that part of truly connecting with people is via eyesight and direct line of sight (think: being able to look into the depth of one’s soul); 4) Your an energetic guy (well, I’m figuring so as a former competitive athlete) — so where’s the energy in the video? I’d like to see the enthusiatic Dennis who’s all about his self-belief, strengths, persona, rekindled passions, etc.; 5) The video’s tone starts out (IMHO) impassionate and a bit monotonal. I thought that was intentional yet that’s the range you continued to share your message within. Again, some energy, inspiration, and body language would seem appropriate as you message; 6) I (personally) found the clip too long. In today’s sound bite age, I sense you have an opportunity to repackage or repurpose this valuable information/explanations into ten separate and unique videos. Perhaps consider creating a series for people to watch/listen to when they have a minute or two.

    Two (well, more than two) cents, unsolicited, friend. You’re providing a needed and appreciated service and my opinions are small and singular. For your consideration…

    • Eric thank you so very much for taking the time to go over these things. Looking up to you has been such a learning opportunity, and will put these into action in the future. Always grateful…

  2. So an afterthought… another consideration for your video messaging: I’d like to see you in an interactive exchange with someone who has worked with you and can engage in a dialogue about shifting and transitioning through GAD or whatever they were afflicted with. When it’s solely us in front of a camera lens (and I’m guilty of this) it’s tough for viewers to keep focused on the speaker. Food for thought going forward.

    Also, bravo on no TV! But what’s wrong with Doritos? 🙂

  3. You won’t see me with a Dorito. I was kidding. 🙂