I have been having one of those dreary period of days where I am feeling pretty depressed because nothing goes the way it should.
According to Wikipedia, "depression is a state of low mood and aversion to activity that can affect a person's thoughts, behavior, feelings and sense of well-being.People with depressed mood can feel sad, anxious, empty, hopeless, helpless, worthless, guilty, irritable or restless. They may lose interest in activities that were once pleasurable, experience loss of appetite or overeating, have problems concentrating, remembering details or making decisions, and may contemplate, attempt or commit suicide. Insomnia, excessive sleeping, fatigue, aches, pains, digestive problems or reduced energy may also be present."
There has been a lot of ongoing events and so on that has not gone quite the way I expect or hope, in my life as a blogger, a mom, a wife, a friend etc, and all these are in some ways very draining on my soul. Maybe , partly it is because I have ended up with too many things I do not want on my plate eating into my finances, emotions as well as sanity for the past year which has truly been a roller coaster ride of good times and pretty bad ones.
There are so many things that many people do not understand about depression. To some people, depression means you are weak. I have had people telling me that I have a reasonable good life, I should be thankful and there was no need for any depression. Depression was something bad. Yes, of course I am thankful to God and all those around me for the good things I have but depression has always been a close friend of mine too, ever since I was young.
We live in a world where if you break your arm or leg, everyone runs over to sign your cast, but if you tell people you're depressed, everyone runs the other way
Anyway, on doing some research over the internet, I am surprised to find out even depression has a few different kind of depressions...
The most common form of depression? Major depression which you may feel and see symptoms of extreme sadness, hopelessness, low energy, irritability, trouble concentrating, changes in sleep or eating habits, feelings of guilt, physical pain, and thoughts of death or suicide — but to get an official diagnosis, it is said that your symptoms must be for more than two weeks. Sometimes, someone might just experience one episode of major depression, but the condition tends to recur throughout a person's life.