Waiting for today...: Article: Why Depression and Sadness Are Not the Same

Wednesday, December 10

Article: Why Depression and Sadness Are Not the Same

Hearing the responses of members to whom I spoke to about my struggle with mood disorder and depression got me to thinking about things people shouldn’t say to a person living with mental illness… see The Endless Fray
Depression and sadness are often viewed as the same thing. Part of the confusion is that the most recognizable symptom of depression is sadness… Many people use the words interchangeably. “It’s just part of our popular culture…” … Sadness is a painful emotion. At times, it can feel utterly agonizing. But it’s “a normal response to difficult life events,” … When we think of depression as the same as sadness, we minimize the illness. We don’t realize the many other debilitating symptoms depression creates. We expect people to get over it quickly. But people with depression don’t…


con’t reading Why Depression and Sadness Are Not the Same by Margarita Tartakovsky. M.S. at PsychCentral.  Retrieved on November 28, 2014, from http://psychcentral.com/blog/archives/2014/10/12/why-depression-and-sadness-are-not-the-same/