I have experienced this myself, and have witnessed it in others.
“Picture a person with serious depression. Did you imagine someone with low mood and lower energy struggling to get out of bed? That’s the popular image of people battling depression, but according to the experts writer Nell Greenfieldboyce speaks to, that’s only one way depression can manifest. It might also look like you constantly getting ticked off at your friends, family, or co-workers.”
The worst part? When someone is that irritable, it’s easy to want to pull away from them, because let’s face it, spending time with someone who complains about everything is not pleasant. But, it just might be that they are actually dealing with depression.
For me, it’s usually an early warning sign that I’m not doing the things I need to do to keep depression at bay. Usually that means I’m ignoring the things I need to do to deal with stress, and the building stress will eventually drive me into depression, but being irritable is a warning sign that I’m on the way to that.
Of course, that’s just me. For others it may be different, but clearly, if you read the information and links below, there’s a lot to think about when it comes to a symptom of depression that often goes unrecognized.