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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.
See also: depression, sink
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SUNK INTO DEPRESSION For three months, she received treatment at various hospitals in Nyeri, but her condition only worsened and slowly she sunk into depression.
Claire sunk into depression, and her family had to take her back and watch over her as she came to terms with Mwaniki's death and the allegations.
He sunk into depression and sought solace in gambling, before running out of money.
This complex, shy young woman became so distressed by the impact of climate change that she sunk into depression at the age of 11, felt suicidal at 12, had eating disorders in her early teens, and then funnelled all that angst into a personal campaign to save the planet.
Julie Dickson, from Erskine, gave up work back in 2011 when she was first diagnosed with the disease and sunk into depression, hiding away from her family and friends.
As he sunk into depression, Barry realised he could not face years or even decades living with the never-ending racket.
It says: "Comments such as, 'it's been a lifeline and has helped me to move on', and, 'without the centre I would have sunk into depression', confirm the valuable work carried out by centre staff."
For a musician who could have (justifiably) wallowed in self-pity and sunk into depression following a double whammy of professional and personal setbacks the ebullient face of Black Label Society has never sounded better.
As his popularity waned, Hancock sunk into depression, eventually taking his life in Australia, where he had been struggling to resuscitate his career.
FILM star Angelina Jolie is said to have sunk into depression following the birth of her twins.
``I left for Aston Villa and, inevitably, I sunk into depression. John Gregory didn't understand my affliction.
He had sunk into depression shortly after winning a Pulitzer Prize for his photograph of a vulture and starving child in southern Sudan.
Churchill Show comedian Oliver Otieno, better known as YY, says he sunk into depression after losing his unborn baby four years ago.