What Is Depression?

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At times we all feel sad, moody, low, or irritated from time to time, there’s some people experience these feelings extremely, for long periods of time (weeks, months, and even years) sometimes without any clear reason. Depression is more than a low mood, it’s actually a really serious condition that affects your mental and physical health.

Depression (major depressive disorder) is a widespread and a really serious mental illness that negatively have an impact on how you feel, the way you act, and even the way you think. Thankfully, it’s treatable.

Depression causes feelings of sadness, loss interest in things you once loved. Depression can cause a range of emotions and physical problems. Depression can also reduce your ability to operate at work as well as at home.

Depression symptoms can change from moderate to severe and can consist of :

Having a depressed mood or just feeling sad

Loss of interest/pleasure in things you once enjoyed

Weight loss or gain– changes in appetite Unassociated to diet

Sleeping too much or trouble sleeping

Reduction of energy or intensified fatigue.

Slowed movements in speech or handwriting. (pacing) increase in purposeless physical activities

Feeling guilty or worthless problem thinking, concentrating, or even making decisions

Thoughts of death or suicide

What causes depression?

No one knows exactly what causes depression, there’s many of things that’s connected to it’s growth. Depression usually results from a mixture of current events and other personal elements, rather than one immediate issue or event.

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Down below, I broke down the feelings, thoughts, and physical/bodily symptoms of depression…..

Feelings of depression:

Guilty

Frustrated

Overwhelmed

Irritated

Unhappy

Disappointed

Miserable

Sad

Low confidence

Indeterminate

Thoughts of depression:

It’s all my fault

I’m so worthless

I’m such a failure

They’ll be better off without me

Good things never happen for me

Why am I here

My life sucks

I’m so stupid

I’m so dumb

I hate life

Physical symptoms of depression:

Tired all the time

Sleeping problems

Agitated stomach

Headaches as well as muscle pain

Change/loss of appetite

Unusual weight loss or gain

Are you/or think someone you know may be experiencing depression? Do you feel sad constantly? Do you feel worthless? Do you feel nothing but guilt? Do you constantly feel like a failure? Don’t enjoy things you once loved to do? Do you get agitated a lot and always moody? Do you feel like you can’t control those intense emotions/feelings? Do you feel ashamed of all those thoughts and feelings?

Don’t be ashamed, don’t be embarrassed, and don’t wait to get help. There is help and you are not alone. You have absolutely nothing to be ashamed of. Join the club. I myself, suffer with depression and having it is not easy at all. Depression does not go away on it’s own, but there’s medications that help. I’m actually seeing improvement with my medications. I take Zoloft 150mg every morning along with a few others. Please talk to your health physician and be honest about how you are feeling/or how you have been feeling. From there you two can decide which medications are right for you.

Ok you Guys, that is my definition of depression. What do you think?

Please feel free to leave comments. Also, feel free to like and share. I really wanna think all of my followers for all the likes and comments, and views. I really didn’t think I would even get this many followers that I do have. Thank you to each and every one of you! I love to write, which is why I started my blog. I also suffer with major depression and anxiety, I know the symptoms and the signs of both. I’ve also had experiences, and I know that depression/anxiety is really real, it’s a really serious mental illness. Depression, sometimes go undiagnosed because some don’t confront it, or because friends/family members don’t recognize the symptoms. Some might even be hesitant to go get the help they need. That’s why family members should be looking out(for you) or whoever, for signs and symptoms of depression. You should also know the signs if you don’t, that’s why I’m here. Like I was saying, I really didn’t think no one would follower me or even read my blog. You guys proved me so wrong! I started it to write poems and also to talk about mental health, mental illnesses, life, life with depression and so on. I used to be ashamed but now I’m taking a stand!! Talking about it actually helps, and talking about my experiences along my journey with depression might help someone else.

Published by Expressive Jackie

Hello Beautiful People, My Name Is Jackie. I Am 31yrs Old And I Have A 9yrs Old Son. Who I Love So Much!!! His Name Is Jayden. I Also Love To Write, Take Pictures,And Help Others. I Suffer With Major Depression And Anxiety On A Daily Basis But I Try Not To Let It Stop Me. God Got Me!!!

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