Thursday, July 26, 2018

How Depression Differs From Sadness

How does depression differ from occasional sadness?

Everyone at one time or another feels low in spirits. However, these low spirits pass quickly and fairly easily.

Someone who has depression feels low in spirits for a longer time frame. Depression is when someone is low in spirits for at least 2 weeks straight or longer.

Someone who is depressed usually feels hopeless as well. They also tend to blame themselves for feeling so low.

Further, depression interferes with activities of daily living such as work or not being able to concentrate on tasks.

When someone is depressed, they have difficulty eating and/ or sleeping.

Other possible symptoms of depression include chronic pain, headaches or stomach aches. Some people may also feel angry or restless for long periods of time.

People who are depressed may also become overwhelmed and exhausted and stop participating in some of their everyday activities altogether. 

They may withdraw from family and friends.

Individuals who are depressed may also have thoughts of death or suicide.


There is help and hope for depression.

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 By Diane Davidson Gammon MS
Clinical mental Health Counselor

Disclaimer- I am not a doctor and I am not giving out medical advice. My blogs are for information and inspirational purposes. Please consult your doctor before starting a new health regimen.

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