Sadness vs depression
Dr Dutt says sadness is a response to something negative that may have happened whereas depression is a mental health condition and it’s more than just feeling sad. It can be a symptom of depression, but it doesn’t necessarily mean that you have depression. It’s important to recognise or identify and probe on feelings of your sadness and take steps to work on it. That’s needed because prolonged sadness can impact your activities of your daily life. As for depression, it is a clinical condition that typically involves a persistent and intense sadness or loss of interest in activities that you used to enjoy. Other symptoms of depression can include sleep disturbances, changes in appetite, feelings of worthlessness or guilt, difficulty concentrating, and thoughts of suicide.