Recognizing and Treating Major Depression

Depression isn’t just having a bad day or feeling down over something that happened at work. The difference between feeling sad and major depression is how it’s defined and how it manifests. Major depression is a state of intense sadness and loss of pleasure that lasts for two weeks. It's feeling irritable, low, unmotivated, unfocused, and generally like you can't find clarity or direction and aren't sure you want to. If feeling depressed or sad is more than just a short blip on your emotional radar, it’s time to seek help. What Debilitating Sadness Feels Like The main factor that sets clinical depression apart from having a rough day is the duration of the feeling. Also significant is the severity of the sadness, your ability [Read more...]