All jokes aside, melancholic depression is a form of major depressive disorder (MDD) where life often seems meaningless or without purpose.
Symptoms of melancholic depression include:
- lack of energy, usually in the morning
- difficulty facing mundane tasks (such as getting out of bed or showering)
- physical and cognitive slowness (feeling like you are moving or thinking through a fog)
- poor concentration
- intense physical agitation such as pacing or hand-wringing
- inability to experience pleasure
- feelings of “emptiness” or “numbness”
- changes in appetite (typically resulting in weight gain as opposed to weight loss)
- hypersomnia (sleeping longer than usual)
If you feel you are going through any of the symptoms listed above, I welcome you in contacting me to allow me to walk that path to healing with you so that you can find purpose, meaning and a new appreciation of your life and yourself.