Sadness is a normal, healthy emotion; depression is a disease. The challenge lies in understanding and recognizing the difference. (Dr. David G. Fassler.)
Like most other disorders, depression has telltale symptoms. The signs are not all that easy to recognize. Why? This is because all of us go into a low mood now and then. What is the difference between the low mood and depression? Much has to do with the intensity and duration of the condition.
Intensity involves the degree to which negative feelings afflict the individual. Dr. Andrew Slaby describes the severity of the condition this way, Imagine the worst physical pain youve ever has, a broken bone, a toothache, or labor pain, multiply it tenfold and... View More »