Are you depressed or just sad?

There are thousands of people getting depression these days. Here are certain symptoms to make you clear about depression or sadness, because sadness can be temporary but depression takes time and care to be treated. So you can check Are you depressed or just sad?

Everyone’s life is a story full of happy and sad events. It is evident that everyone enjoys happy moments. However, People behave differently in sad circumstances due to the difference in their perspective towards life.

Adverse events like loss of a person, property, job or any relation, natural calamities, accidents etc. are the causes of sadness. It is normal to develop feelings of sadness or grief and withdrawal from activities in response to such situations. But being sad is not the same as being in the depression. Hence, One must know the difference between sadness & depression.

There are a few differences in both the situations –

Do you Think negatively?

Sadness does not result in negative thinking whereas depression is the outcome of negative thinking.

Suppose a student fails in a competitive examination. It is normal to feel sad for some time. However, if he thinks that he will never pass and considers himself a failure, then indeed he is depressed.

How long does the negative feeling exist?

Sadness is not permanent; it lasts after some time.

However, the person in depression does not get better of his own. He/she needs treatment to feel better, and if left untreated for a long duration, the situation gets worse.

Do you have Mixed Feelings?

In sadness, painful feelings come often mixed with positive memories whereas it does not occur in the depression.

The people who suffer from depression feel low and sad for over two weeks after the event.

How do you treat yourself?

In sadness, self-esteem is usually maintained, however, in depression; feelings of worthlessness and self-loathing are common.

Despite some similarities between sadness and depression, they are distinct. Knowing the differences between the both can enable a depressed person to get the support and treatment he/she needs.



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