Depression is a mood disorder that causes a persistent feeling of sadness and loss of interest. Mild chronic depression is known as dysthymia and it’s more severe form is know as major depressive disorder. Depression affects your thinking, your emotions and can trigger psychosomatic, or physical problems. Common symptoms of depression include changes in weight loss or gain, insomnia or hypersomnia, low energy or fatigue, low self-esteem, poor concentration, and feelings of hopeless. Physical symptoms of depression can include headaches, backaches, stomachaches, etc.
DEPRESSION FROM A MIND MAP PERSPECTIVE: At the Psychological Healing Center we view depression as repressed and unexpressed feelings that over time turn inward and result in symptoms described above. Depression from this perspective is seen as “anger turned inward,” or any negative emotion turned inward.