Depression has a debilitating state, a loss of interest or pleasure, and a negative impact on a person's mood in their daily activities. A depressed person will describe their mood as sad or empty, and sometimes he or she can become irritable easily. Some other characteristics are weight loss, difficulty sleeping, sleeping too much, low energy level, feeling worthless, difficulty concentrating, and suicidal feelings.
Suicidal feelings are the reason why depression must be treated and addressed. Depression can create a hopelessness that is so severe that it could lead to death. Don't ignore it, get help as soon as possible. Depression often occurs following a significant loss or a major life change. It also occurs when a person feels stuck in a particular area of their life, such as stuck in a job, a relationship, or an illness.