In today’s world it is challenging to remain positive and upbeat, although a few individuals seem to be able to achieve this, or we know people like this. For the rest of us, it is probably more usual to have periods when we don’t feel 100%, or we feel a little down. Often this goes away and after a while we carry on with our lives. But sometimes these feelings can stay with us and over time lead to more sustained periods of feeling down which we find hard to shake.
What does depression look like?. Well at first sight depression can look like miserableness, a loss of energy and a lack of motivation. There may be loss of enjoyment in activities previously enjoyed, a feeling as if there is no meaning to life, negative thinking, poor health as we are not looking after ourselves, disturbed sleep, poor appetite or loss of interest in sex.
Our experience may also include some version of the sensation of feeling overwhelmed or submerged that manifests itself in unique ways; such a physical sensation in the head of feeling as if we are under water, snowed under or pushed under something.