Depression What is the definition of depression? Depression is a disturbance in mood characterized by varying degrees of sadness, disappointment, loneliness, hopelessness, self-doubt, and guilt. Most people tend to feel depressed at one time or another in their lives, but some people may experience these feelings more frequently or with deeper, more lasting, effects. In some cases, depression can last for months or even years. But does this definition truly relate to everyone? I believe that everyone has his or her own definition of depression. Let me first start of by giving you my definition of depression. Depression to me is my pretty much what happens in my every day life.

I wake up in my small apartment. I bathe myself with products I bought from the dollar store, I get dressed with my small selection of clothing. and I eat the food that I have, not because I like it but because it's what I have to eat. I go to a job every day that is completely boring and allows me to use absolutely none of my creative abilities and I go to college and have absolutely no direction what so ever.

I have a friend who always says that she is depressed; although when I look at her life I can't see how she can be so miserable all the time. I mean she has a nice car, a decent job and always has enough money to buy expensive clothes. So I ask myself, what is it that makes her life filled with depression just like my own? So I compare our lives in hopes to determine, what is the true definition of depression? She has nice clothes, but I have a nice boyfriend. She spends time and money looking for a person to be with, when I make no effort at all and still wake up next to the same sexy guy everyday. So what is depression? What does it mean to be depressed? Is being depressed not having someone to love? Is being depressed no having any money? Maybe I should be grateful that my definition of depression merely not having what I want.

I think the true definition of depression is not being able to have the things that are necessary for basic survival. The poor people that are over in Ethiopia, lying in a small tent, infested with flies while dying from HIV and starvation. Are they ones that are truly depressed? Are they the ones that know the true definition of depression? I think so. No matter what the situation is, being depressed can result of many things. Some which can be very stupid. For example someone could be depressed because he or she are not able to eat a chocolate sundae, or eat at McDonalds with the rest of their friend because of their weight issues.

Someone could even be depressed because they want to be rich and live like a famous person. There is so much more to the word depression than just being sad. It is a psychological state of emotional existence. It is an imbalanced of chemicals in ones mind and body causing discomfort.

Only you could define the true definition of depression.