What does depression feel like?

What does depression feel like?

There are some general physical and emotional/mental symptoms commonly seen among people with depression.

Author: Staci Pfeiffer
What does depression feel like?

It is important to note that depression will feel different for each individual person. However, there are some general physical and emotional/mental symptoms commonly seen among people with depression. A person with depression may experience:

  • A significant decrease in energy
  • A loss of interest in things that normally excite them
  • Feelings of hopelessness, despair, emptiness and sadness
  • A lack of emotions; a “numbness”
  • Fatigue
  • Trouble sleeping or sleeping excessively
  • Thoughts or intentions of self harm
  • Thoughts of death and thoughts or intentions of suicide
  • Changes in appetite and weight
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Irritation
  • Loneliness

People with depression may also feel like they are in a fog and that everything is moving in slow motion. Nothing is exciting and life seems meaningless. They may feel indifferent and apathetic to the things happening around them. They may cry for no apparent reason and also may feel like they cannot do anything right. If you or someone you know are experiencing these feelings and symptoms, please contact our office at (706) 850-7041. One of our specialists will be happy to help you.