An illness, the loss of a loved one, or the loss of a much-needed job can temporarily make you feel down and out. But when the sadness escalates into repetitive daily patterns, it can grow into a feeling of hopelessness. Depression has set in.
Depression is considered a mood disorder. It is often described as experiencing feelings of sadness, loss, or anger which interfere with a person’s everyday activities. It can lead to an inability to share your problems with others, wanting to be or feeling totally alone, or even the contemplation of suicide.
Depression is not that uncommon. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that 8.1 percent of American adults ages 20 and over had depression in any given two-week period from 2013 to 2016. But do some people aggravate their perceived situation, thus creating persistent depression?
Watch below as Sadhguru explains depression and what we can do about it.