Everyone feels sad from time to time. Depression is something more.
Depression is a chronic, debilitating condition that undermines your ability to engage life on life’s terms. It sometimes feels sad. But it can also feel tired, listless, unmotivated or apathetic.
Sometimes a friend or family member may approach a person struggling with depression with an intent to encourage.
“Get out and enjoy life!”
“You need to smile more!”
Easier said than done. If you are struggling with depression, you know that you need more than just a change in attitude. Depression can be caused by many factors including one’s genome, life events, environmental factors, or physiological changes in the body.