Depression is a mood disorder characterized by low mood that differs from general sadness. It involves significant changes in mood that negatively impacts an individual’s ability to function in daily life.
Relationships, work, and family life often suffer as a result, and pervasive feelings of sadness and emptiness often causes a person to withdraw.
Depression can affect someone’s quality and quantity of sleep, and can result in decreased “thinking power” and increase in physical complaints. Otherwise known as that looming, grey cloud, depression drains your energy and saps your motivation. You may feel exhausted, withdrawn and constantly fatigued.
Even getting up and out of bed can seem like a momentous task!