Depression is a severe and prolonged state of mind in which normal sadness grows into a painful state of hopelessness, listlessness, lack of motivation and fatigue. It can vary from mild to severe. When depression is mild, you find yourself brooding on your own negative aspects or those of others. You may feel resentful, irritable or angry much of the time, feeling sorry for yourself, and feeling that you need reassurance from someone. You may suffer various physical complaints that do not seem to be caused by any physical illness.
You find your energy for activities that you used to enjoy, has hit ‘rock bottom’. you can’t sleep, or you sleep too much, you can’t eat, or you eat too much.
You may even feel that life is not worth living, and begin to get thoughts that you’d be better off dead.