Being unhappy isn’t the same as being depressed. Depression is a term often used loosely to describe how we feel after a bad week at work or when we get dumped. But major depressive disorder — a type of depression — is much more complicated. There are specific symptoms and signs that determine whether it’s depression or just a case of the Mondays.
Determining if persistent, unshakable feelings are a result of depression can start the process of healing and recovery life. Read through these warning signs and test yourself to see if it’s time to see a professional.