You know what depression feels like when it hits?
It’s like being in a trance, and for some people it’s really bad.
But for others, it’s just something they don’t really know how to handle.
The disorder is known as hypotony syndrome, and it causes sufferers to become emotionally detached from their surroundings.
For some, it can lead to extreme and intrusive thoughts and feelings.
The symptoms are very similar to those of Down syndrome, but the symptoms are more intense, and they can affect more people at one time.
The most common symptoms of hypotonic depression include:Being overwhelmed and unresponsive to the people around you, including your family and friends and co-workers.
Being irritable, irritable and moody.
Having difficulty concentrating.
Feeling unable to stop yourself from crying.
Being easily triggered by others’ reactions to you.
Not understanding the severity of the symptoms and feeling powerless.
Some sufferers can also experience symptoms of panic disorder, such as:Talking about their feelings, particularly negative ones.
Being anxious and feeling afraid of things.
Having trouble concentrating or staying focused.
Not knowing how to cope with the symptoms.
When a hypotonically depressed person first sees a doctor, it might be hard to get the right diagnosis, and even if the person does have the symptoms, they might have a very difficult time finding a specialist to treat them.
If you’re struggling to get help, don’t hesitate to contact the ABC Health team.
You can contact our Mental Health line on 1800 224 647 or on 1300 659.
We also have an online chat to help people talk to someone in a similar situation.
If someone is experiencing symptoms of depression, they should not be left alone and they should be referred to a specialist.
If you have symptoms that are similar to hypotons, or if you know someone who does, we recommend you get a referral from a GP.
If your symptoms are severe enough, you might have symptoms of obsessive-compulsive disorder, which can lead you to self-harm.
The ABC Health helpline is a confidential service that can help you:Call 1800 224-647 (or 1800 224 787), 24 hours a day, seven days a week, or email [email protected] or visit their website.
You can also report a concern to the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare’s online helplist.
If the person is experiencing depression, and you don’t know if it’s the same as hypo, call 1800 022-8488 (or 1-800-HELP-MIND).
The hotline is available 24 hours per day, 7 days a day.
If they’ve recently experienced a change in their symptoms, but you haven’t had time to get your own treatment, you can talk to your GP.
The Australian Institute for Health and the Welfare’s helplists can help.