When it comes to depression, things may not seem the way they once were. Little things that once made a person happy might not bring any joy anymore. In others depression might show different signs, but there are certainly some telltale signs of depression you can watch for.

When you have determined that there is depression present, you don't need to instantly go for pharmaceutical pills that can harm your body. There are some natural methods and alternative therapies available to treat your symptoms.

If you find yourself upset all the time, and wanting to cry this isn't normal. These blues you are experiencing if they last for a long period of time are part of depression. They can be helped with some therapy as well as certain herbs such as St. John's wart.

Do you find as they days pass by you don't have the energy to do very much? You sit and just stare off into space as the day rolls on by. As a result you don't give the attention that your job and personal life has? This is another sign of depression. But alternative therapy and herbal treatment can help you avoid the pills that you may fear taking.

Maybe it feels like no matter what you do there is no solution to any problems in your life. You feel hopeless and can't figure out a way to work past it. This is another one of the telltale signs of depression.

When you find you are unable to sleep or you sleep more often because it is all you can muster to do, you need to begin looking out for ways to battle your depression. Left untreated it can only get worse and not better. You are the first person who can take action and find someone that can help you.

Should death seem like the best solution to all your problems, and you feel unless God takes you away you won't be happy you need to get help for your depression. This is one of the most serious telltale signs of depression, and can be treated with alternative therapy.

Anxiety and Stress can also be ways to mask depression. If you suffer from a severe form of either one of those you may be dealing with depression.

When what you eat changes to a level of shock you might need to take a second look. Depression makes some people eat more, while others may lose their appetite as a whole. When you find you are consuming a different amount or you focus more on comfort foods take a look and consider what has changed in your life. Seek help in getting it back to where it once was.

A lack of overall wellbeing in your life is another one of the telltale signs of depression. Less energy or an increase in pain will be other things to watch for.

As you can see there are many telltale signs of depression. You may experience one or all of these symptoms, but don't instantly think you are going to need to take pills. Instead look around for a good naturopath that may help you in learning about alternative treatments including herbal supplements that can help you get back to the person you were before you dealt with depression. It is possible to feel good again.

Author's Bio: 

Diana is a Natural Health Consultant and is currently taking classes to earn a certificate in herbalism. Her website Natural Health and Herbal Remedies, offers the knowledge, insights and experiences she has gained from her journey into the world of natural health and her quest to share it with others. Learn more about depression at her website.