11 Warning Signs ⚠️ Your Bad Mood 😒 May Actually Be πŸ’πŸ»πŸ’πŸΌπŸ’πŸ½πŸ’πŸΏ Depression 😧 ...

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We're all guilty of being in a bad mood from time to time, but those who experience it frequently should stop and ask themselves two very important questions: Could it be something more serious?

Could I be suffering from depression?

If you're unsure of the answer to either one of these, here is where you can find out what it actually feels like to have depression.

This may help clarify what you're going through as well as how you're currently feeling.

Below are 10 common warning signs of depression, as told by Seventeen:

1. You Feel Legit TRAPPED by Your Feelings

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Chances are, you ride a merry-go-round of emotions on the regs: You feel high as a kite one minute, then you're super-annoyed with your BFF the next, then you're crazy insecure about getting into college two secs later, then you're … OK again.

(Whew.) That's normal.

But when you're suffering from depression, it's kind of like that crazy merry-go-round of feels screeches to a halt.

"There's no movement," explains Lucie Hemmen, PhD, a teen psychologist in Santa Cruz, CA.

"You feel stuck and heavy, like cement."

2. "Wait, Why Am I Super-sad Again?"

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Those occasional afternoons when you straight-up hate the world for no reason and want to cry, cry, cry?

They're totally fine, because you usually rebound (at least a little) once your bae texts you something cute, or after your sister kidnaps you for a fro-yo run.

But sometimes the most frustrating thing about depression is that you can't even articulate *why* you feel so intensely BLAH.

And it lasts foreverrrrrr (or seems like it).

3. Nothing Sounds Good (except *maybe* Sleeping)

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When you find yourself in the middle of a crap mood, you either say: What kind of crazy-fun thing can I do to snap out of this?

Or you let yourself really feel the sadness β€” blasting totally emo songs while you ugly cry and send dramatic snaps to your BFFs.2

But depression is SO exhausting that you can't even deal.

And you hate the stuff β€” hobbies, people, etc.

β€” that used to make you happy.

You just want to come home from school, climb under the covers, and πŸ’€.

(Still, that doesn't mean you can actually sleep.

There may be allllll kinds of negative thoughts bouncing around in your brain, keeping you up.)

You're Just like: EVERYONE. GO. AWAY. πŸ‘‹
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