5 warning Signs of a
1) If you lose focus
Every now and then, there will be times when you won't be able to concentrate on work or
your daily affairs. While it's perfectly normal to experience a drop in your concentration
levels once in a while, if you constantly find yourself not being able to concentrate on a
particular task for more than a week, you have reason to worry.
2) Fluctuation in yourweight:
Another obvious sign of an unbalanced state of mind is extreme weight loss or gain. You
could also experience major loss of appetite, or may have suddenly developed a change in
your eating habits. If you find yourself constantly bingeing on comfort food (read: junk), you
need a reality check.
3) Increased intake of alcohol or chain smoking:
While some people turn to comfort food when they are stressed, others deal with it by
indulging in substance abuse. If you are consuming a harmful amount of alcohol daily, or
constantly smoking, it can further aggravate your existing mental trauma and lead to a
4) Tendency to remain isolated:
When you are depressed, you tend to withdraw into a shell and want to remain alone all the
time. This isn't good, as isolation from friends and family can further remove you not only
from reality, but also come in the way of any sort of medical help and support you may
Causing any injury to yourself is a sure sign that your mental health isn't stable. If you are
suddenly keen on putting yourself in danger's way or don't care about your well-being in the
least, it's time you get some professional counselling.