There are also side effects of depression that aren’t as universal. These include headaches and stomach problems, difficulty concentrating, sudden increase in muscle or body pain, and frequent falls, according the Harvard Medical School blog. Indeed, many people first go to their doctor with physical ailments that the physician then interprets as signs of mental depression.
See Your Doctor, Stat!
If you or a loved-one is experiencing thoughts of self-harm (e.g., cutting), suicide, or thoughts of hurting or killing others, do not waste any time and see a doctor or visit an emergency room immediately. Per the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, the top signs of suicide risk are: talking about suicide or a suicide plan, hoarding medications or purchasing a gun, expressing worry about being a burden to others, and feeling hopeless.