|Depression vs. Sadness
By Ashley Bretting, MS, MFT
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Depression is much, much more than "just" being sad or being in a state of sadness.
At times, when we are unable to deal with stress and problems we begin to feel anxious or depressed. In general, with passage of time and working with a trained therapist, depressed feelings will subside.
Some things associated with depression include:
restlessness, irritability, thoughts of death, suicide, suicide attempts, insomnia, early morning waking, oversleeping, changes in appetite are linked to a weight gain or a weigh loss.decreased energy, fatigue, physical and mental sluggishness, feeling guilty, worthless, pessimism, helplessness, persistent sadness.
Some things associated with depression include:If your level of everyday functioning has been compromised, this is a strong indicator that you are struggling with depression