Feeling sadness is a natural human emotion. It’s when you feel stuck in that sadness that it becomes problematic. Chronic low mood can be accompanied with a loss of interest in things you usually enjoy such as socializing, hobbies, and exercise. If your sadness feels like a raincloud dampening your relationships, professional life and/or academics, then reaching out for help may be beneficial.
Take inventory of your symptoms. The following are common symptoms that accompany depressed mood: