an emotional state classified by feelings of sadness, hoplessness, guilt, confusion, worthlessness, anger. sufferers usually also feel exhaustion, emptiness, lack of motivation, and lack of enjoyment in things that in the past would have been enjoyed. thoughts of suicide/death may be experienced. feelings can be caused by a chemical inbalance in the brain, or can follow a traumatic/tragic life event. recurring depressive states/feelings that last for 2 weeks+ may be a sign of major depressive disorder or clinical depression.
her depression kept her from being capable of things she usually enjoyed in life. she spent most of her time alone and had a hard time getting out of bed some days.