I’m sometimes sad for extended periods of times & I become emotionally drained, but I’m not depressed. I have anxiety issues and they send me all over the place. My college work was literally crippling me and squeezing all the life out of me…. I set very high standards for myself and if I don’t get them then I beat my self up>
I’m extremely critical of myself, I’m very negative, and I have confidence issues. I think I probably reach greater depths of sadness than other people but I don’t think it’s depression. I’ve always been like this.