Author: Benjamin B. Wolman Ph.D.
The term depression is used to describe a variety of negative feelings, such as frustration, disappointment, mourning, and so on. Depression as a psychopathological term means the feeling of helplessness associated with blaming oneself for being helpless. Helpless anger directed against oneself and others and feeling guilty for being weak are the essential elements of depression. Psychosocial depression is dysmutual, that is, related to imbalances and shifts in moods and social relations.