Depression is prolonged sadness or loss of interest in formerly enjoyable activities. It is characterised by low energy, feelings of low self-worth, and sometimes, suicidal thoughts. Depression can also cause someone to withdraw may be due to loss of interest in formerly enjoyable activities. When symptoms of depression become severe enough to limit daily functioning this would be considered a major depressive episode and possibly a sign of a depressive disorder. Please seek the help of a mental healthcare professional if you suspect you may not be able to handle this alone.
Depression can occur around a life event which may generate feelings of loss and sadness. A relationship breakdown or an unexpected disappointment. Slowing down to allow our mind to process what has happened are natural ways to cope with life. Mild depression has a reflective quality and brings to light what is really important to us.
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You may have trouble motivating yourself and feel out of control with areas in your life.