Depression Tiredness – What is it?

Depression Tiredness – What is it?

Have you ever heard of depression tiredness? Depression tiredness is being mentally exhausted from trying to fight off all the negative thoughts that can make you feel worthless, meaningless, or unimportant. It’s so much more than just feeling tired and can affect your life in many ways. From your lifestyle to how you interact with others, sometimes it feels as if depression is inescapable. To help put these complex feelings into words, here are a few ways depression tiredness can manifest.

DISCLAIMER: This video isn’t meant to diagnose, treat, or cure anyone. It is our best take on describing a complicated, personal mental illness, not a comprehensive analysis. It is for informative purposes only, so if you or someone you know may be struggling, we urge you to seek professional help from a trusted professional.

So, how do you differentiate depression VS just tiredness? This video might help:

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