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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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However the health of Eva as the figurehead failed and without her leadership contribution the country fell into depression and despair.
'I fell into depression and began eating recklessly, especially packaged food, something I regret at the moment.
Mancini blamed himself for the tragedy and fell into depression. Worse, Kim's mother committed suicide three months after the tragic fight, and the referee, Richard Green, also took his own life eight months later.
"He was living a lie at the time, fell into depression and was suicidal.
She also admitted that she fell into depression after her father was ousted from Malacanang.
JJ, who was a bright student, suffered academically - her grades dropped, many of her friends left her out and she fell into depression. This is when her parents took notice and complained to the school.
Brian Gilligan fell into depression after brother Dave died at 55 last year.
Jade Wilkinson, 25, fell into depression after her parents divorced when she was seven, and it wasn't long before she fell into the wrong group of people.
Sentencing Beck, Lord Uist told him his victim had suffered bleeding and bruising but also fell into depression, self-harming and had been diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder.
"Strong leads" for work all fell away, he struggled to find a new job and soon fell into depression.
That scene keeps replaying in my head." Ever since this reunion 11 years ago, Ko fell into depression and has been taking medication to cope with it.
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I was stressed, fell into depression. I had mood swings that simply didn't feel right.
I remember how, as a young reporter in 1970, I fell into depression after a visit to what was then East Pakistan.
He then added: 'Meanwhile, the cows which the Muslims did not eat fell into depression after watching their comrades being so mercilessly slaughtered.