Feeling Blue Or Is It Something More?

Feeling Blue Or Is It Something More?

Many people experience bouts of sadness, feeling blue, or depression in their lifetime. The symptoms of sadness are manageable and usually resolve on their own. People who have a Depressive Disorder (major depressive disorder or persistent depressive disorder), however, will feel sad most days for at least two weeks and lasting up to two years.  So how do you know if you are experiencing a passing period of sadness or something that is diagnosable?