Boulder Depression

Boulder Depression

Depression is not uncommon or unnatural; everybody feels sad at times. And for most healthy individuals sadness is the other side of the happiness coin. Life means loss, and loss most often results in sadness. Think about the loss of a loved one. It would be unhealthy not to be sad about that.

When sadness turns chronic, when it continues for weeks and months, then we know that we have a problem. Such never ending sadness is now a depression. When depression gets in the way of having a normal life, then you have a medical condition and you will need support, therapy, and sometimes even medication.

What is clinical depression?

The official definition of clinical depression is when you have at least five of the following symptoms at the same time:

  • depressed feelings for most of the day, especially in the morning
  • always tired or having no energy
  • difficulty sleeping or sleeping excessively almost every day
  • daily feelings of worthlessness or guilt
  • difficulty being focussed and difficulty making decisions
  • often thinking about death or suicide
  • restlessness or physical agitation or┬ábeing slowed down
  • no pleasure and no passion in almost all activities nearly every day
  • five percent weight loss or gain in a month

More about Boulder Depression and how it can be treated will follow soon. Read here about depression therapy options.