The student doctor reveals the “secret” signs of depression you may not know – from turning on the television at night to whipping friends
- The 27-year-old student doctor Zachery Derenioski shared the “secret” signs of depression
- This includes turning up the TV to go to sleep and drowning out the inner monologue
- Those who hit friends might also fight deep inside, Zach said
- Previously, he shared the five signs that someone is struggling with fear
An Australian student doctor has uncovered the “secret” signs of depression you may not know about, including turning on the television at night and whipping friends.
Zachery Dereniowski, 27, is a Canadian motivational speaker and medical student at the University of Sydney. He specializes in mental health and makes TikTok educational videos on the subject.
In two of his most recent clips, Zachery revealed the things you may not know that are a sign of depression – and how you can help someone who is struggling.
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A student doctor revealed the “secret” signs of depression you may not know about, including turning on the television at night and whipping friends (Zachery Dereniowski pictured)
“One of the things you may not know is a symptom of depression is the breakdown of things that are ‘small’ because you feel like your life is falling apart,” said Zachery (pictured )
What are the “secret” signs of depression?
1. Breakdown over things that are “small” because you feel like your life is falling apart.
2. Feeling like you are faking it because what people see is so different from what you are feeling.
3. You have difficulty sleeping with the television on because of total silence leaving you alone with intrusive personal thoughts.
4. Withdrawing or withdrawing socially from friends or family.
5. Have no energy or be constantly exhausted.
6. Whipping others and easily becoming irritable and angry with friends and yourself.
Source: MD motivator
“One of the things you may not know is a symptom of depression is the breakdown of things that are ‘small’ because you feel like your life is falling apart,” wrote Zachery.
The student doctor also highlighted that if you are someone who feels like you are faking it, you might be in trouble – since what people see is so different from what you feel.
“If you have trouble sleeping without the television on, you might be depressed,” Zachery said.
He explained that this is because the total silence leaves you with “intrusive negative thoughts” and you therefore need distraction.
In his second clip, Zachery said that other “secret” symptoms of depression include “withdrawal” or social withdrawal from people.
“Having no energy or being constantly exhausted is another red flag,” said Zachery.
“When you hit people and get irritated and angry with friends and yourself easily, you can suffer from depression,” Zachery said.
“Although mental health is universal, it is different for everyone.
‘Please be patient.’
He concluded, “You matter most.”
In his second clip, Zachery said other “secret” symptoms of depression include “withdrawing” or withdrawing from people socially or sleeping with the television on (his clip is pictured).
Hundreds of thousands who saw the student doctor’s clips were impressed with them, saying he highlighted points that they identify with.
“That has definitely been me for the past few months,” wrote one commenter.
“I always thought what I had was nothing, but thank you very much for sharing this,” added another.
A third post: ‘Omg, I totally understand my feelings now. Many Thanks.’
Zach (pictured) shared the five signs someone struggles with, even if he says they are “tired” all the time
What are the five signs someone is struggling with?
1. When someone says they are “tired” all the time.
2. When they are going through a difficult life event such as divorce or unemployment.
3. When they say they are always “busy” or express that they are “overwhelmed” by things.
4. If you always brush things off or seem emotionally distant.
5. When they are not engaged in a conversation, especially about something they are normally passionate about.
Just last week, Zachery revealed what he wants people to know about fear and what not to tell anyone who is in trouble.
First thing Zachery said he wish people knew that “fear isn’t something we can turn on and off”.
He said that people without fear should also try to remind themselves that when they have to cancel plans with you, people with fear frustrate not only you but also themselves.
“People don’t want to cancel plans, but sometimes they have to,” Zachery said.
Zach added that anxiety can affect people’s sleep, appetite, motivation, and mood. So if one or more of these areas is struggling, you shouldn’t just assume that you will be fine.
“Fear isn’t” just worrying, “” added the 27-year-old student doctor.
“And when you say to relax, it generally doesn’t help anyone.”
To learn more about Zachary Dereniowski, please visit his profile Here.