Are you sad or depressed? What’s the difference?

Research shows that one in five people are depressed. Depression can often occur after a major life change, such as relationship break-up, death of a loved one, career change or loss, etc. Or the symptoms of depression may surface because one is unhappy at work, in a relationship, or some other life situation.

Depression is more than having a bad day or feeling down because you didn’t do well on your exam or you are fighting with your spouse. Depression is when you experience symptoms of helplessness or hopelessness for several days at a time. Here are some key questions to ask yourself:

  • Do you feel tired and unmotivated to do anything?
  • Have you lost any interest in doing any activities or things that you use to do?
  • Do you worry or have a lot of negative thoughts about your life?
  • Do you feel hopeless and like things will never get better?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, please Contact Sakina Center and book an appointment with an experienced therapist who can help you live a happier life. Depression is different for each person and we will work with you to help you gain more insight about what has you feeling down and how you can pick yourself back up.