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When Sadness Won't Go Away

We all occassionally feel blue or sad but these feelings usually pass within a couple of days.  When a person has depression, it interferes with his or her daily life and rountine, such as going to work or schoo, taking care of children, and relationship with family and friends.  Depression causes pain for the person who has it and for those who care about him or her. 

Depression affects both men and women but more women than men are likely diagnosed with depression in any given year.  You may feel exhausted, helpless, and hopeless.  It may be extremely difficult to take any action to help yourself.  But it is important to realize that these feelings are part of the depression and DO NOT reflect actual circumstances.  As you recognize your depression and begin treatment, negative thinking will fade.

Symptoms of Depression:

  • Ongoing sad, anxious or empty feelings
  • Feelings of hopelessness
  • Feelings of guilt, worthlessness, or helplessness
  • Feeling irritable or restless
  • Loss of interest in activities or hobbies that were once enjoyable
  • Difficulties concentrating, remebering details, or difficulties making decisions
  • Problems going or staying asleep
  • Overeating or loss of appetite
  • Thoughts of suicide or making suicide attempts
  • Ongoing aches and pains, headaches, cramps or digestive problems that do not go away