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
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."