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What is Depression

What is Depression

Depression is a state that can last just a few seconds or one that can plague you for days or weeks. You might think of depression merely as sadness. And, in fact, many people who suffer from depression don’t even know it because they don’t feel sad, they just feel “different.” That’s because depression involves many symptoms, including:

  • Irritability
  • Anger
  • Feeling empty
  • Inability to cry
  • Apathy/lack of feelings
  • The inability to experience pleasure or joy
  • Loss of interest in activities
  • Lack of motivation
  • Pessimism or hopelessness
  • Feeling worthless or guilty
  • Feeling like life isn’t worth living

Depression also has many associated physical symptoms such as:

  • Loss of energy
  • Difficulty thinking, concentrating or paying attention
  • Muscle tension
  • Feeling tired and worn out
  • Feeling slowed down or restless
  • Changes in your appetite (increase or decrease)
  • Changes in your sleep (too much, too little, restless sleep)
  • Feeling tired and worn out