What is Depression? The Low Down on Feeling Low:
Everybody feels sad from time to time. Sometimes that sadness is darker and deeper, usually morphing from one to the other when something horrible has happened. But the depression I’m talking about is more than just feeling sad. It is feeling sad… and helpless… and hopeless… and miserable… and numb more intensely and for longer periods of time than those who are sad, often without apparent reason. Nothing seems worth the energy it requires.