Your depression is connected to your insolence and refusal to praise.

Rumi

Depression

Depression—a sad or discontented mood—can leave a person feeling lethargic, unmotivated, hopeless, and weepy. In some cases, depression can lead to suicidal ideation. Depression may occur in a severe form, as in major depression, or in a more chronic, mild-to-moderate form, as is the case with persistent depressive disorder.1

Depression is extremely painful. Both, emotionally and physically. But it is the emotional anguish that is most dreaded by those who come under the merciless curse of this unforgiving demon.

In depression, the world and the future look bleak; pathos is the theme of life. There is a sense of doom and gloom; its victims, needy in every way, lack not only resources but also the energy to avail themselves of what resources may be available. Unless external energy is supplied by caregivers, a person under the sway of depression will do nothing.

Even the desire to eat and drink leaves one. At most times the will to live is no longer there. Despondency and despair relentlessly berate and eventually defeat one's efforts to pull oneself out of this dark, damp, and filthy bottomless pit. When the depressed reaches this stage, death through passive suicide can result.2

Depression usually results from a combination of recent events, and other longer-term or personal factors, rather than one immediate issue or event. Your thoughts and emotions can greatly influence the degree of depression one experienes. Some people may be more at risk of depression because of their personality, particularly if they have a tendency to worry a lot, have low self-esteem, are perfectionists, are sensitive to personal criticism, or are self-critical and negative.3

How Does This Software Help

This software helps you pinpoint why you are depressed. When your mood changes, and to what degree is the change. Were you feeling depressed 2 years ago at 4pm, if you were than were you more or less depressed than you are now? Using the reports, you will see how and when you get out of depression, and what are you doing so you can do more of that which helps, and less of that which makes you suffer.

Depression Related Feelings

Despair

A complete loss of hope; misery; difficult or unable to be helped or comforted. It is strongly related to shame. The source of despair can be often found in a life without meaning or purpose. People look for purpose outside of themselves because that is what our upbringing, society,education and the media tell us. And once all sources are exhausted and the lovers left - despair walks in the door and sits on your heart. It's face is black as the cold wet reeking rag filled with all the soot from a hundred year old chimney.

Dismal

The definition of dismal is something that is gloomy that makes you feel sad. It could be the way in which the monsoon rain pallets bounce off your tarnished blue window sill, or it could be the perfume that reminds you of exhilarating times with someone that used and discarded you. You think! Remember, it is the thought, and how the mind frames it that determines how well we are moving along the path of cultivation beauty and compassion. What you think and measure, you reap.

Empty

Emptiness as a human condition is a sense of generalized boredom, social alienation and apathy. You feel like there is no good reason to get up and face the day. Unable to see the correct or acceptable course; having no direction. Some people say that the reason they have never done anything meaningful with their lives is because they feel empty most of the time.

Hopelesss

Hopelessness is described as having two components: (1) an expectation that a negative outcome will occur or that a positive event will fail to occur, and (2) helplessness regarding one’s ability to change the probability of the outcome. (Michelle Munchua DeLisle) Helplessness and powerlessness also manifest at strong attributes of shame.

Sadness

Unhappy; sorrowful; mournful; affected by grief. The important thing to remember that sadness is a normal human emotion. We’ve all experienced it and we all will again. This mindset keeps you from slipping into despair and depression. I know, I've been there many times.

Suicidal

Depression is the most common psychiatric diagnosis in suicidal individuals. It has been estimated that up to 15% of individuals with major depressive disorder die by 2 suicide (American Psychiatric Association, 1994) Studies to date show that some aspects of the depressive experience may be associated with a higher vulnerability to suicide.

Weepy

Feeling overly sad or sentimental. The interesting thing is that the stimulus or cause that elicits this condition reminds the subject of feelings of being unwanted, not cared for; not accepted; a lack of love where it is desired. Talking to someone I know, she told me that sometimes it is a strong desire, or craving for someone or something, but you do not know what it is. In Hinduism, this is seen as a calling from God...provided it is supported by a few other indicators of course.