sink into depression

sink 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 sinking into depression again. She closed herself off from her friends and family, and the isolation caused her to sink further into her 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 sink into depression. The small country sank into depression shortly after gaining its independence.
See also: depression, sink
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Champion Speakers have in their enviable portfolio of sports celebrity speakers such stars as South African golfer George Coetzee, England's World Cup-winning rugby captain Martin Johnson, Olympic track gold medallist Kelly Holmes, heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua as well as ex-England Test cricket stars Alec Stewart and Andrew Flintoff.On the contrary, very few of Kenya's world-beating athletes have well thought-out, post-career engagements and it's hardly surprising that many of them sink into depression away from the limelight in their twilight years.
She refused to allow herself to sink into depression and lapse into self-pity and thought that the best way to deal with cancer was to fight it and not to let it beat her, recalling that her first reaction to the doctor was she heard the diagnosis.
The court heard that after the break up of his marriage Dixon lost contact with his children which caused him to sink into depression, which got worse near Christmas when the incident happened.
But look, you can either sink into depression and adopt a 'poor me' attitude or you can think 'I'm 18 and the world is my oyster' and go out and make things happen for yourself, and take up whatever opportunities cme along.
But look, you can either sink into depression and adopt a "poor me" attitude or you can think "I'm 18 and the world is my oyster" and go out and make things happen for yourself.
Ratcliffe said while his wife's physical health has become more stable, "she is applying to see a psychologist, as she says her mood is very unstable quick to sink into depression.
If that is not the case, the probability to sink into depression increases rapidly.
While it would be so easy to sink into depression about what I left behind, I choose instead to be proactive.
I had difficulty sleeping, but I realised I could either sink into depression or make a conscious effort to live my life as positively as possible."
I can fully understand how people who end up unemployed get stuck in a rut and how some even sink into depression.
The two-part episode (A Guilty Mind) which kicks off the 14th series, sees her character, Dr Nikki Alexander, sink into depression, as she tries to unravel the case of the dead girl.
According to the Daily Telegraph, Manning, a US Army intelligence analyst, who is half British and went to school in Wales, appeared to sink into depression after a relationship break-up, saying he didn't "have anything left" and was "beyond frustrated".
It would be negative, counter-productive and dishonest for me to sink into depression."
Faced with the many duties that come during the holidays, Christmas blues sufferers sink into depression and may remain that way until the holiday partying comes to an end.
"This is where I sink into depression as I feel incapable of being able to earn my own way and to pay the bills like I used to."