Everyone gets sad from time to time. The same can be said about depression. But whereas the first is often situational, the second can be triggered by a myriad of causes, with symptoms dragging on for months on end. Depression can have serious consequences for your physical and mental wellbeing.
You’re tired, experience bouts of sadness or mild depression, and have unexplained weight gain or loss – all the while being rewarded as a high achiever personally and professionally. You may actually be suffering from a condition known as high-functioning depression or dysthymia, often treatable with medicine, counseling, or ketamine therapy.