Finding Hope Through a Cloud of Depression

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Lauren’s testimony of seeing light through a cloud of depression.

Lauren was the daughter of alcoholics and struggled with depression throughout her life. She tried to find her worth by overachieving and putting on a happy face until a coworker noticed that she was trying to hide something deeper.

Depression is a mood disorder that causes persistent feelings of sadness and loss of interest. symptoms can range from mild to severe and may include:

  • Feeling sad or depressed
  • Losing interest or pleasure in activities that were once enjoyable
  • Changes in appetite, unrelated to dieting, that cause weight gain or loss
  • Trouble sleeping or sleeping too much
  • Loss of energy or increased fatigue
  • Engaging in purposeless physical activity (such as hand-wringing or pacing) or slowed movements and speech that others can observe
  • Feeling worthless or guilty
  • Difficulty thinking, concentrating or making decisions
  • Thoughts of death or suicide

To receive a diagnosis of depression, symptoms must persist for at least two weeks.

Also view: Testimony of Overcoming Anxiety and Intrusive Thoughts

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