There are many symptoms of depression. We commonly think of depression and envision a person who may appear “sad” or “crying all the time”. While that may be true, there are many other symptoms of depression that people may not be so aware of.
One of the lesser known symptoms of depression is inability to make decisions. Why? Depression may give you a limited ability to pay attention and focus. Your judgement and insight may be poor. When depressed, you may have a limited ability to see or care about the future. Therefore, your ability to make decisions is limited.
What are some ways to manage to decision making when depressed? The simple answer is to NOT make a decision on ANYTHING before THINKING ABOUT IT! Another way may be to explain to the other person that you need time to process the information.
The bottom line is that you need to put yourself first and focus on your depression, in order to improve your quality of life.