Life for everyone in general is roller coaster of emotions. Many of us feel very happy and on top of the world one day and another day goes by feeling low, sad and grumpy. The reasons for our elevated mood may vary; like some promotion or receiving extra attention from spouse or a gift from a friend; similarly relationship problems, financial troubles or being scolded by your teacher or if your boss has overlooked your efforts may be responsible for the low mood. These are normal fluctuations in mood that come and go. When your mood starts remaining low persisting quite longer, impacting your daily activities and your social, educational, occupational as well as biological functioning, you may be suffering from a mood disorder.
Mood disorders persisting for longer eventually become depression, bipolar, dysthamic and other disorders. If you are feeling low, experiencing negativity, irritability, want to isolate and feel disinterested in activities which you were earlier interested in, a feeling of hopelessness and worthlessness, less/more sleep, less/more hungry, you probably are under depression and should talk and take help of a counselor and Healing Minds is just the right place, as it is at Healing Minds we do care and listen!