We live in a complex age. Life is moving faster than ever, we are connected 24 hours a day, seven days a week thanks to the Internet and, despite that, we sometimes feel alone.
There are times when human relationships seem fragile, and feelings of guilt, anguish or anger invade us. Many people relate it to one thing: depression.
And is that depression has been converted into a common problem. Whenever there is sadness, it is cataloged in that way, but this was not always the case. Before, melancholy was a problem that was considered beyond nostalgia for the past.
Today, we can recover something from that way of seeing things. The melancholy can help us understand, because unlike depression, it lets us reflect on what happens in us and how to change it or who to ask for help to do it.
These are four characteristics of melancholic people.
They live in the past
The melancholic person lives turning back, remembering the past. It does not matter that this has been painful or uncomfortable, but usually the present looks discouraging. It may be because the person mistakenly considers that all past time was better, or because he believes that the present is the result of his wrong actions and decisions.
His personality was radically transformed
Melancholy attacks people and transforms them radically. A traumatic episode can cause the most extroverted person to become shy, afraid of rejection and forcing them to isolate themselves from the rest without knowing what is happening inside them.
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They blame themselves
This is one of the fundamental theses of melancholy. Depression can cause people to blame the world, or a particular situation for their misery. Grief means understanding that someone has been lost due to circumstances beyond their control. But melancholy causes people to blame themselves for everything, to feel that it is their responsibility to have lost someone or to have lost the ability to feel happiness.
They know what they have lost
Freud explained it perfectly: the melancholic has an idea of who he has lost, but he does not know what he has lost in that person. This means that they understand the origin of their condition, but they do not understand what went wrong in the process. For this reason, melancholy becomes a complex problem, because it is not enough to understand the cause of the problem but the ramifications it has generated.
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In addition to these symptoms, there is melancholic depression, a serious problem in which people suffer prolonged periods of extreme sadness, they run out of energy to get out of bed, they have mood swings that make them feel irritated or anxious to an intolerable extreme and, sometimes, sleep too much or suffer serious cases of insomnia.
Consult a specialist is recommended from the first moment, because although the emotional affections are not usually considered serious by many people, little by little weaken the spirit and life of those who suffer.
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