Many people may say that they are having a depression or they feel depressed. While this may be a true expression of how they feel, it may very well not be a what is understood as a clinical depression.
Clinical depression is often more severe and may include some or all of the following symptoms:
- A persistent feeling of being sad, anxious or just a felling of an “empty” mood
- A feeling of guilt, uselessness, worthlessness or helplessness
- A feeling of hopelessness or pessimism regarding “everything”
- Lack of interest or pleasure in any activities, including sex