In today’s times we often sadness is often mistaken as depression, but actually both the terms are totally different from each other. Sadness is an emotional pain which is associated with feelings of disadvantage, loss, despair, grief, helplessness and sorrow. Depression is a state of low mood and aversion to activity which can affect a person’s thoughts, behaviour and sense of well –being.
Depression is not just sadness; it is the weight that keeps you in bed. While sadness is a tangible feeling, depression can feel empty; like nothing at all. Depression and sadness can sometimes look alike, but while it is easier to talk about what is making us sad; depression can be unexplainable often leaving us silent. Depression keeps you stuck, fun cannot fix it and it isolates you from what you love. Sadness is a very real and difficult emotion to process but depression is an overwhelming numbness that might even require professional help.
Here’s a video to make you understand the difference between Sadness and Depression in a better way: