Something that can happen to anyone at anytime. It can happen for no reason at all. A feeling that is not only emotional but physical too. Not only do you feel sad, upset, emotional, lost, worthless, empty, like theres no hope, but it physically hurts too. Tight feeling in your lungs, body aches, painful. Something so hard to describe. So much more than just a mental illness. If you've never suffered it then you never understand. You feel as though theres no where to turn. Your surrounded by so many people yet you've never felt more alone in the world.
Jamie's friends did not understand why she constantly slept, they didn't know she was depressed.

Jake abused drugs, alcohol, and himself to numb his depression and forget his problems.
by Zibby May 25, 2007
Symptons of depression:

1~sadness, tearfulness, crying, frequently showing pervasive sadness by wearing black clothes, writing poetry with morbid themes, or having a preoccupation with music that has nihilistic themes. Also, crying for no apparent reason.

2~hopelessness feeling that life is not worth living or worth the effort to even maintain their appearance or hygiene. They may believe that a negative situation will never change and be pessimistic about their future.

3~less interest in activities; or not enjoying previously favorite activities dropping out of clubs, sports, and other activities. Not much seems fun anymore.

4~persistent boredom; low energy Lack of motivation and lowered energy level is reflected by missed classes or not going to school. A drop in grade averages can be equated with loss of concentration and slowed thinking.

5~social isolation, poor communication lacking connection with friends and family. avoiding family gatherings and events. Teens who used to spend a lot of time with friends may now spend most of their time alone and without interests. not sharing feelings with others, believing that you are alone in the world and no one is listening to you or even cares about you.

6~low self esteem and guilt assuming blame for negative events or circumstances. you may feel like a failure and have negative views about their competence and self-worth. you feel as if you are not "good enough."

7~extreme sensitivity to rejection or failure believing that you are unworthy, becoming even more depressed with every supposed rejection or lack of success.

8~increased irritability, anger, or hostility often irritable, taking out most of the anger on your family. you may attack others by being critical, sarcastic, or abusive. you may feel u must reject ur family before their family rejects them.

9~difficulty with relationships you may suddenly have no interest in maintaining friendships. you'll stop calling and visiting their friends. u also may have lost a loved one or had a bad relationship with ur bf/gf

10~frequent complaints of physical illnesses, such as headaches and stomachaches complaining about lightheadedness or dizziness, being nauseous, and back pain. Other common complaints include headaches, stomachaches, vomiting, and menstrual problems.

11~frequent absences from school or bad performance in school causing trouble at home or at school. Because u may not always seem sad, parents and teachers may not realize that the behavior problem is a sign of depression.

12~poor concentration having trouble concentrating on schoolwork, following a conversation, or even watching television.

13~a major change in eating and/or sleeping patterns Sleep disturbance may show up as all-night television watching, having a hard time getting up for school, or sleeping during the day. Loss of appetite may become anorexia or bulimia. Eating too much may result in weight gain and obesity.

14~talk of or efforts to run away from home Running away is usually a cry for help. This may be the first time the parents realize that their child has a problem and needs help.

15~thoughts or expressions of suicide or self-destructive behavior saying u want to be dead or talk about suicide.

16~alcohol and Drug Abuse using alcohal or other drugs as a way to feel better.

17~self-injury having difficulty talking about their feelings may show their emotional tension, physical discomfort, pain and low self-esteem with self-injurious behaviors, such as cutting.
The definition explains alot.
by Kitty H. June 08, 2005
Most difinitely NOT a mood; it is NOT something that one can get over by friends making them laugh. Depression is an illness just like diabetes or cancer that affects the mind and needs to be treated just as urgently. Can be fatal. It is a horribly unbearable feeling inside that does not go away.
Take a deep breath in, hold it, take another breath in. That pain that you feel is the start of depressive feelings. Now pretend you haven't slept in 4 weeks and your body hurts like you have a flu. That is sorta like what depression feels like
by random-nobody July 10, 2008
the act of being depressed just for a longer period of time.
having the same symptons of who who is depressed, just at a worse level.
when u go threw depression, u tend to fall in and out of it easily. u get mixed feelings. u feel sad, alone, confused, angry, non-active. u are not urslef and u fear that u cant change and even if u did u ruined wut u could've had.
"the man went through depression ll his life, that he couldnt take it anymore so he took his own life."
by mArE June 12, 2004
You cant really explain depression....its different for all of lyk a state of utter despair and sadness. A void that covers you in despair. Depression affects the way you think....its like being isolated inside yourself... you cant get out until its too late.
i cnt think of an example...
by Darkbishoujo July 29, 2005
A clinical condition caused by an imbalance in the levels of Serotonin in the brain.
Serotonin is a neurotransmitter in the brain which is responsible for feelings of wellbeing and contentment. A decline in the level of Serotonin present in the brain causes severe feelings of anxiousness, lethargy, tiredness and a prolonged sadness.

Depression is a lasting condition, and is not to be confused with being an emo wanker who sits around slashing up for attention.
Emos are milking the whole depression card. They're ruining the seriousness of the issue, much like they ruined checkers, skating and punk music.
If you know of somebody that is legitimately depressed, tell them to seek medical help.
by I.defeated.the.system August 13, 2008
a horrible black hole with seemingly no escape as you get sucked in deeper. Death is like a gift that will never come and no matter how hard you try, you can't prove to everyone else that your not going to commit suicide.
writing depressing poetry at midnight and a life that's a lie is all you have when depression is around
by ihatelifebutnotyou May 21, 2009
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