Depression, Anxiety and Sadness

Depression is a mood disorder that causes a persistent feeling of sadness and loss of interest.

Anxiety is your body’s natural response to stress. It’s a feeling of fear or apprehension about what’s to come.

Sadness is an emotional pain associated with, or characterized by, feelings of disadvantage, loss, despair, grief, helplessness, disappointment and sorrow.

I’ll give you a few examples:

People who crave sympathy disappoint me. (Sadness)
If I act like I am depressed, will people pay attention to me? (Anxiety)
And with depression, one can either have persistent thoughts of sadness and suicide or continually varying thoughts of sadness and happiness alternatively.

Depression isn’t just one particular condition. Depression can be further divided into 9 different types.

And not everything is a symptom of depression.

There is anxiety, sadness, stress, grief, loneliness, exhaustion, misery, hopelessness, despair, rejection, and a hundred other things that come before you finally reach the stage of depression.

You might just be panicking over some issue. You might be stressed like the most of us are. You might just be sad about something.

Depression is much more than just that.

Stop craving for attention.

P.S. Don’t work hard to make people believe that you are depressed.

Categories: Psychology

12 replies

  1. I honestly do not believe that someone who’s depressed would be in a place to spend time convincing people they’re depressed. But then again, depression can present in so many ways that it can also be a sign of someone asking for help.

    Good post though. Thank you.


  2. I really enjoyed this article. There is so much going on right now, and depression and anxiety just added to problems sadly. The election covid and the lost of jobs are really trying. Not a lot of people understand sadness is just one symptom of depression.


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