Getting out of bed in the morning is proving to be a difficult task. You feel distracted, isolated, sad and disconnected from the people and things you used to enjoy. Feeling this way is impacting your family, friendships, school or career. You want to feel better but you're not sure how.
There is a misconception that depression is simply sadness. While sadness is often part of the depressive experience, it doesn't tell the whole story. Depression not only influences how you think and feel, it can also affect your physical health.
The symptoms of depression are complex and often include anger, irritability, lethargy, physical aches and pain as well as anxiety.