Depressed

REMEMBER!

“BLUE is not the only colour in the rainbow…”

don’t know who said it… but it’s true.

The Royal College of Psychiatry provides a very good explanation of what makes us sad…

POSTS

Below are the living breathing words that describes this affliction take your pick…

DICTIONARY: DEPRESSION
dɪˈprɛʃ(ə)n/
noun
noun: depression
1.
feelings of severe despondency and dejection.
“self-doubt creeps in and that swiftly turns to depression”

Synonyms:

melancholy,

misery,

sadness,

unhappiness,

sorrow,

woe,

gloom,

gloominess,

dejection,

downheartedness,

despondency,

dispiritedness,

low spirits,

heavy heartedness,

moroseness,

discouragement,

despair,

desolation,

dolefulness,

moodiness,

pessimism,

hopelessness;

More the slough of despond;
upset,

tearfulness;

informal

the dumps,

the doldrums,

the blues,

one’s black dog,

a low;

informal

the blahs,

a funk,

a blue funk;

informal

the mopes;

technical

clinical depression,

endogenous depression,

reactive depression,

postnatal depression,

dysthymia,

melancholia;

literary

dolour;
archaicthe megrims;
raremopery,

disconsolateness,

disconsolation
“she ate to ease her depression”

Antonyms:
cheerfulness
PSYCHIATRY
a mental condition characterized by feelings of severe despondency and dejection, typically also with feelings of inadequacy and guilt, often accompanied by lack of energy and disturbance of appetite and sleep.
plural noun: depressions
“she was referred by a psychiatrist treating her for depression”
2.
a long and severe recession in an economy or market.
“the depression in the housing market”

synonyms:
recession,

slump,

decline,

downturn,

slowdown,

standstill;

More

paralysis,

inactivity,

stagnation,

credit crunch,

credit squeeze;
hard times,

bad times;
technical stagflation
“the country was in the grip of an economic depression”
antonyms:
boom
the financial and industrial slump of 1929 and subsequent years.
singular proper noun: Depression;

noun: the Depression;

singular proper noun: Great Depression
3.
the action of lowering something or pressing something down.
“depression of the plunger delivers two units of insulin”
a sunken place or hollow on a surface.
“the original shallow depressions were slowly converted to creeks”
synonyms:
hollow, indentation, dent, dint, cavity, concavity, dip, pit, hole, pothole, sink, sinkhole, excavation, trough, crater; Morevalley, basin, bowl;
fossa, lacuna
“the car slid into a depression in the ground”
antonyms:
protuberance
4.
METEOROLOGY
a region of lower atmospheric pressure, especially a cyclonic weather system.
“hurricanes start off as loose regions of bad weather known as tropical depressions”
5.
ASTRONOMYGEOGRAPHY
the angular distance of an object below the horizon or a horizontal plane.