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At first, it makes you feel human because of the intensity, ferocity, and authenticity of the emotion.

Then, every day is another reason to never want to wake up
A wise man knows that he knows nothing

A mature man knows that he can be immature

A man suffering from depression feels nothing, which is the most intense feeling one can experience
by Jawnasaurus May 02, 2007
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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
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being stuck in the middle of a huge room filled with well-lit doors, yet lacking the motivation to run and open one.
by beholdbojangles February 19, 2004
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Being smothered by sadness, with no good reason to feel that way. Kind of like you live underneath a pile of crap, that's the best I can describe it. Things just can't make you happy anymore.
by somebodysbaby January 04, 2011
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When Urban Dictionary rejects your definition for 100th time
Depression is basically the feeling you get when you wake up thinking it's Sunday, but it's actually Monday. THE GODS HATE YOU
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Whether everything is wrong, or nothing is wrong you still just don't see a point in trying anymore and making an effort to even move is too much work and you just don't see a point in anything anymore and you can't control it and you just feel so awful all the time and there's absolutely nothing you can do about it and the worst part is that it never goes away. Even when you're having the best day of your life, it's still just lingering there in the back of your mind.
I'm so upset, it's like the depression is taking over me.
by katweenahh November 05, 2012
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*noun*; prolonged economic crisis characterized by drastic (i.e., >20%) decline in output, reduction in employment, and deflation. Other technical conditions include a liquidity trap and "permanent" (i.e., persisting in many sectors for several quarters) failure to reach equilibrium.

Usually the word "depression" (when referring to economics) is used to refer to the Great Depression, although in fact there were eight incidents of a global depression between 1815 and 1922. These were
--- 1815-21
--- 1832-33
--- 1837-44
--- 1854-57
--- 1867-68
--- 1876-79
--- 1893-96
--- 1920-22
In addition, there have been many localized depressions, panics (e.g., the 1907 Panic {USA}, followed by the Mexican Depression of 1908), and recessions.

DIFFERENCE BETWEEN RECESSION & DEPRESSION

The technical distinction between a recession and depression can vary, although economists usually agree on which is which. In Keynesian economics, a depression is defined by the existence of a flat liquidity-money (LM) curve (which means that interest rates have no influence on people's determination to hold their wealth as cash); and/or a nearly vertical investment-savings (IS) curve (which means interest rates have no influence on the willingness of entrepreneurs to expand/continue operations).

In contrast, a recession is a much less drastic event. Interest rates still have influence on investment and liquidity, and there is no deflation. Conventional fiscal policy and monetary policy, combined and in moderate doses, can restore full employment.


Neoclassical economics/New Classical economics defines a recession as a shift in people's income/leisure preferences as the result of a technology shock. The technology shock sharply reduces the returns to labor, so workers are paid less and many withdraw their labor from the market. In a depression, the technology shocks are compounded and cause a permanent change in the production function; large numbers of enterprise are no longer viable.


More generally, a recession involves the downward phase of a routine business cycle; these typically occur every three-seven years. A depression represents a partial collapse of the industrial system, and a comprehensive collapse of the financial system.
From 1929 to 1933 the U.S. price level fell 25 percent. Many economists blame this deflation for the severity of the Great Depression. They argue that the deflation may have turned what in 1931 was a typical economic downturn into an unprecedented *sic* period of high unemployment and depressed income.


N. Gregory Mankiw, William M. Scarth, *Macroeconomics: Canadian Edition*, 2nd ed. (2003) p.318
by Abu Yahya March 07, 2009
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