Dealing With Depression
We all know how it feels to be down and despondent. Most of us know what it feels like to be depressed. These moods leave us with feelings of emptiness, sadness, and, at times, hopelessness. They often stem from a loss or feelings of failure and inadequacy. Most often, these feelings are short-lived, as problems get resolved or our circumstances improve. At times, however, these feelings do not resolve, and become persistent and perhaps more severe.
They can interfere with our happiness and relationships or in the worst cases, leave us unable to function. Many of us have had thoughts that life is no longer worth living. Our reaction to feelings of depression can take many forms, from discomfort and irritability to withdrawal and isolation. It is not uncommon to feel worthless, to be unable to sleep or eat properly, or to be unable to concentrate.