Depression is displayed by tearfulness, low motivation and irritability and can cause a persistent feeling of sadness and loss of interest in your daily activities. This can lead to a variety of emotional and physical problems. You may have difficulty getting out of bed, eating too little or too much, finding any comfort in your surroundings or loved ones and you might believe that life isn’t worth living. It can affect all your relationships and everything you do.
Despite the fact that well-meaning friends and family may expect you to “cheer up,” depression is more than just a bout of the blues. Depression may be eased with understanding how you arrived in this situation and also by learning about solution-focused tools. However, depending on your specific circumstances, depression may require long-term treatment and medication or both by consulting with your primary care physician or a psychiatrist.