This Doctor Is Shedding Light on What Depressed People Do That They Might Not Realize Are Signs

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Do you find yourself eating the same salty and sweet foods over and over because it's comforting? Do you watch the same TV shows on repeat because you like knowing what to expect? Do you feel really sad when your friends don't call you, but when they do, you feel overwhelmed talking to them? You might not realize it, but these could be signs of depression.

Psychiatrist Melissa Shepard, MD, shared on Instagram four things that depressed people do that they may not recognize are signs of depression. Watch her informative video above, and if any of these scenarios resonate with you, you might want to look into seeking professional help from a psychiatrist or therapist.

If you are feeling anxious or depressed and need help finding help or resources, the Anxiety and Depression Association of America and the National Alliance on Mental Illness (1-800-950-6264) have resources available.

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