I have experienced sadness and depression, and I know there is a big difference between the two. Even though I live with a diagnosis of schizoaffective disorder, sometimes I feel sad, and I recently began taking medication for depression.
When I experience sadness, I drink more coffee, a cruise social networks for something to inspire me, and I wish I had someone to ask, “What would you like to do on this lovely Saturday?” The last time I experienced some depression, I was experiencing some suicidal ideation for which luckily, I did not have to be hospitalized.
My psychiatrist at the time put me on a low dose of an antidepressant. My depression is a deep pool, and I cannot touch the bottom.Read more on themighty.com