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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.
See also: depression, fall
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A tearful Mwangi told the Star at his home in Matithi village that he was slowly falling into depression because he was no longer able to support his wife feed their family.
Falling into depression and putting weight on, the young Geordie would lose heart in the sport and fall into the wrong crowd after leaving school.
More and more teenagers are falling into depression with cases of suicide on the rise.
figure By Margaret Maina "I need to talk to someone, I think I am falling into depression."I read that Facebook post from one of my closest friends and panicked.
Carlo Aquino on falling into depression when the offers stopped coming: 'Nawala ang confidence ko.' (To think, he's a good actor...)
Society puts a lot of pressure on individuals like us and many people end up falling into depression. Change should start from within the society, and people should teach their children to not classify people based on weight.
Her mother died when she was five years old and her brother Branwell, a tutor, disgraced the family by having an affair with a pupil's mother and falling into depression and alcoholism.
No help from anyone, falling into depression and despair.
The civil suit by Mikio Watanabe claimed that Tokyo Electric Power Co Inc (9501.T) (Tepco) was to blame for the July 2011 death of his wife, Hamako, 58, who doused herself in kerosene and set herself on fire after falling into depression, Reuters reported.
'Kind, generous' husband of 39 years tried to kill her after falling into depression over heart op A 62-YEAR-OLD man hit his wife "like a maniac" with a metal bar a court heard.
But instead of falling into depression, Johnny has set about producing a compilation of his own music on CD and organising a fundraising football match and concert in his home town.
But Carol told of falling into depression after losing Clare.
The Razz caught up with Jonny as he took a break from filming the story of Ayrshire cyclist Graeme Obree, who twice broke the world hour distance record on his home-made bike before falling into depression and trying to kill himself.
In Risky Writing, Berman builds on those earlier studies, describing ways teachers can encourage college students to write safely on a wide range of subjects often deemed too personal or too dangerous for the classroom: grieving the loss of a beloved relative or friend, falling into depression, coping with the breakup of one's family, confronting sexual abuse, depicting a drug or alcohol problem, encountering racial prejudice.
Being able to recognize the negative realities of human existence without falling into depression and despair is one of the chief concerns of the spiritual traditions.