- Feelings of severe despondency and dejection.
- Self-doubt creeps in and that swiftly turns to depression.
- A long and severe recession in an economy or market. (Recession, slump, decline, downturn, standstill).
“Depression causes feelings of sadness and/or a loss of interest in activities once enjoyed. It can lead to a variety of emotional and physical problems and can decrease a person’s ability to function at work and at home. It affects how you feel, the way you think and how you act”(psychiatry.org).