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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.
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Many people are sinking into depression due to feelings of failure.
After the accident, Craig struggled to deal with the emotional impact of the tragedy and found himself sinking into depression as he tried to juggle his work and home life with difficulty.
After the accident Craig struggled to deal with the emotional impact of the tragedy and found himself sinking into depression as he tried to juggle his work and home life.
Such research might help with designing interventions, whereby moms could be warned that they might be sinking into depression and encouraged to reach out for social support or medical attention.
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My sister and I always "edited" what we told my mother as much as possible to prevent her from sinking into depression and also to save ourselves from the work involved in bringing her out of it.
"She now feels cut off from life and marooned in her home, and is sinking into depression as she can no longer get to places where she can meet with others and have a social life.
Mr Lamb had been sinking into depression and had suicidal thoughts after losing his job as a geotechnical civil engineer in 2010.
Now Margaret fears her husband is again sinking into depression and admitted: "I am not coping at the moment.
If you can avoid sinking into depression, Anti-chrismight just serve to remind you that this summer's weather isn't too bad after all.
Sinking into depression, he breaks up with his shallow girlfriend and conceals the truth when a detective starts investigating.
A TEACHER from Liverpool killed herself by setting herself on fire after sinking into depression through pressure of work.
She said being unemployed led to her "sinking into depression".
Meanwhile, Cheryl's Girls Aloud bandmate Kimberley Walsh has come out fighting in defence of her friend, who had been reported to be sinking into depression.