Am I Depressed? 8 Common Symptoms of Depression

7. Substance Abuse

Emotions can be challenging, exhausting, and downright scary to deal with. Due to this, many individuals with unmanaged depression turn to alcohol or drugs to cope. While unhealthy, it’s incredibly common for someone with depression to feel short-term relief from the effects of substance use. 

However, if left unmanaged over time, this substance use can quickly turn into abuse.

 

Written by Martin Davis