Question: How would you describe depression? ?
I really want to know because I think I'm going through a lot of depression in my life....
Feeling hopeless and like nothing is going to get better. Hobbies you have no longer interest you, you isolate yourself from people, you either sleep too much or don't sleep enough, you can't get motivated to do things and never feel like doing anything, you get upset and irritable easily, etc. I know how you feel and it's awful. If you think it could help, talk to someone about it (a family member, friend, a school counsellor if you still go to school, or maybe see a therapist). I hope this helps!
Are you depressed?
If you identify with several of the following signs and symptoms, and they just won’t go away, you may be suffering from depression.
you can’t sleep or you sleep too much
you can’t concentrate or find that previously easy tasks are now difficult
you feel hopeless and helpless
you can’t control your negative thoughts, no matter how much you try
you have lost your appetite or you can’t stop eating
you are much more irritable, short-tempered, or aggressive than usual
you’re consuming more alcohol than normal or engaging in other reckless behavior
you have thoughts that life is not worth living (Seek help immediately if this is the case)
1. a mental disorder characterized by sustained depression of mood, anhedonia, sleep and appetite disturbances, and feelings of worthlessness, guilt, and hopelessness. Diagnostic criteria for a major depressive episode (DSM-IV) include a depressed mood, a marked reduction of interest or pleasure in virtually all activities, or both, lasting for at least 2 weeks. In addition, 3 or more of the following must be present: gain or loss of weight, increased or decreased sleep, increased or decreased level of psychomotor activity, fatigue, feelings of guilt or worthlessness, diminished ability to concentrate, and recurring thoughts of death or suicide.