Problem

Hopelessness


Experimental visualization of narrower problems
Other Names:
Cheerlessness
Despondency
Futility
Grimness
Incorrigibility
Irredeemability
Irreformability
Irremediability
Negativity
Pessimism
Nature:

Depression is a state of low mood and aversion to activity. It can affect a person's thoughts, behavior, motivation, feelings, and sense of well-being. It may feature sadness, difficulty in thinking and concentration and a significant increase or decrease in appetite and time spent sleeping. People experiencing depression may have feelings of dejection, hopelessness and, sometimes, suicidal thoughts. It can either be short term or long term. The core symptom of depression is said to be anhedonia, which refers to loss of interest or a loss of feeling of pleasure in certain activities that usually bring joy to people. Depressed mood is a symptom of some mood disorders such as major depressive disorder or dysthymia; it is a normal temporary reaction to life events, such as the loss of a loved one; and it is also a symptom of some physical diseases and a side effect of some drugs and medical treatments.

Broader Problems:
Anticipation*complex
Problem Type:
B: Basic universal problems
Subject(s):
Development Reform
Psychology Behaviour
Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 3: Good Health and Well-being
Date of last update
13.11.2019 – 16:28 CET