Someone who suffers from depression will feel like this for most of the day, most of the week, for at least two years with repeated depressive episodes.
In addition to depressed mood, symptoms of depression include lack of concentration, exhaustion, self-esteem, despair, sleeping too much, sleeplessness, making decisions, guilt, anxiety, eating disorders, and other symptoms. Depression can begin in childhood, adolescence, or early adulthood. It affects many people in the United States, and because these symptoms have become a regular part of the individual’s life experience, they may not seek help.
At Pacific Beach Recovery, we know that symptoms of recurrent depression cause substantial despair and difficulty with employment, social interaction, and other aspects of life. While the consequence of depression on work, affinities, and daily life can vary from person to person, its outcomes are greater than those of major depressive disorder.