By Frank P. MacMaster, PhD
Imagine being consumed by an overwhelming feeling of sadness. Imagine losing interest in activities you used to really enjoy, feeling as if life is not worth living. This is clinical depression.
Depression can rob a person of their joy, vitality, friends, family, their work, and even their very life. A lot of people identify with depression because they have been sad over a loss. Depression is associated with sadness, but represents something more.