Problem

Discouragement

Nature:

Depression is a state of low mood and aversion to activity that can affect a person's thoughts, behavior, feelings, and sense of well-being. A depressed mood is a normal temporary reaction to life events such as loss of a loved one. It is also a symptom of some physical diseases and a side effect of some drugs and medical treatments. Depressed mood is also a symptom of some mood disorders such as major depressive disorder and dysthymia.

People with a depressed mood may be notably sad, anxious, or empty; they may also feel notably hopeless, helpless, dejected, or worthless. Other symptoms expressed may include senses of guilt, irritability, or anger. Further feelings expressed by these individuals may include feeling ashamed or an expressed restlessness. These individuals may notably lose interest in activities that they once considered pleasurable to family and friends or otherwise experience either a loss of appetite or overeating. Experiencing problems concentrating, remembering general facts or details, otherwise making decisions or experiencing relationship difficulties may also be notable factors in these individuals' depression and may also lead to their attempting or actually committing suicide.

Expressed insomnia, excessive sleeping, fatigue, and vocalizing general aches, pains, and digestive problems and a reduced energy may also be present in individuals experiencing depression.

Incidence:
In 1997, the President of Germany noted in a major speech that his country was dominated by a vast sense of discouragement, namely a crippling feeling hanging over the country. This manifested in the form of a loss of economic dynamism, a sense of rigidity of life, and an unbelievable mental depression. The underlying problem was however recognized to be a mental one.
Broader Problems:
Fear
Dissuasion
Strategies:
Discouraging
Values:
Discouragement
Problem Type:
F: Fuzzy exceptional problems
Date of last update
29.08.2016 – 22:16 CEST