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fall into depression

1. To enter into a cognitive state characterized by an inability to experience pleasure as well as feelings of hopelessness, helplessness, and despondency; to become clinically depressed. Despite how many things were going well for me, I could feel myself falling into depression again. She closed herself off from her friends and family, and the isolation caused her to fall further into depression.
2. To enter into a period of drastic economic decline, widespread poverty, and high unemployment. Eventually the entire subprime mortgage market collapsed, causing economies around the world to fall into depression. The small country fell into depression shortly after gaining its independence.
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Still, Dekermendjian, with a ready smile, nodded in agreement when her sister, Ani, told The Daily Star that she had never fallen into depression over her condition.
All our savings have drained and a majority of our colleagues have fallen into depression. Most of us are sole bread earners of the family but unfortunately are stuck in this miserable condition," Umer said.
A desperate mother who had fallen into depression after her marriage fell apart survived jumping off a bridge with her young daughter in her arms.
Celebrity news website TMZ cited police sources as saying Spade had fallen into depression in recent weeks after her husband left her and was seeking divorce.
If Mahrez really has fallen into depression, then let's hope he gets the right support.
Some stars had reportedly failed to cope with the stress of living in virtual oblivion and had fallen into depression; some hit the bottle hard.
Urging today's young athletes to care for their mental health, Jones also said that she was a 'complete mess' as she had fallen into depression, struggled to train and had suicidal thoughts by late 2010 which cost her relationships, family and social time, adding that she was barely surviving at that time.
"My father had lately fallen into depression after losing his life savings in trading on the Egyptian stock market," Sayed, 19, said.
"I gave 100% in that job, have lots of friends there and I have fallen into depression because of what has happened.