“Major depressive disorder is a mood disorder that affects more than 15 million adults in the United States. Individuals with depression may not even report depressive signs and symptoms and instead present to their physician for somatic or physical symptoms such as headaches, abdominal pain, muscle pain, and fatigue,” according to Kristen Fuller, M.D.
Depression is a serious and difficult issue. Individuals suffering from it can try to explain how it’s like, but it doesn’t fully capture the experience. It’s hard to entirely have a grasp of how it feels like unless you go through it yourself.