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What emotions do people feel when they're depressed?

John Preston, PsyD
Psychology
Depression carries with it some very intense and difficult-to-manage emotions. In addition to the normal difficult emotions that all people experience from time to time, such as anger, sadness, disappointment and grief, people with depression can also experience seemingly uncontrollable waves of despair, overwhelming anguish, the urge to harm themselves or others and other intensely negative feelings that, even to the person with depression, may seem out of proportion to the situation.
Depression 101: A Practical Guide to Treatments, Self-Help Strategies, and Preventing Relapse

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