Distinguishing Sadness From Depression
Whether you lost out on a great promotion, or see your child struggling with a break-up, it’s natural to feel sad about many of life’s challenges. However, when feelings of sadness last for more than a couple of weeks, or stop you from enjoying what you used to love, it may actually be depression.
Intense sadness that stays with you for two weeks or more, or experiencing days when feelings of sadness overwhelm other feelings can indicate that you might be suffering from depression. Other symptoms include:
- Poor appetite
- Feeling hopeless about the future
- Difficulty sleeping
- Trouble concentrating
The good news is that depression is a treatable condition. A free and quick anonymous screening can identify if your symptoms may be consistent with depression.