What is Depression?
Sadness and feelings of depression are common for most people. Feeling depressed can be a normal reaction to loss, situations in life, or even an injured self-esteem.
There are occasions when feelings of sadness intrudes into our lives and begin to disrupt our daily routines. These feelings of intense sadness -- including helpless, hopeless, and worthless can keep you from functioning normally. Depression may be something more than sadness and shouldn’t be disregarded or ignored. Intense sadness may be clinical depression which is a treatable medical condition.