How do you know if you are depressed, and not just sad?

@4cuteboys (4102)
United States
May 27, 2007 3:57pm CST
How can you tell the two apart? I feel sad alot, but I don't think I am depressed. But I don't know that I would know the difference, and maybe I am ignoring it. What do you feel is the difference between the two?
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@KrisNY (7591)
• United States
30 May 07
Oh I don’t know that- When I’m feeling down and blue- I’m just sad- I don’t like the word depression- Makes me think of medicine and doctors- I think if your funk lasts for a long time- then you could classify it as depression- If you get the urge to do bad things then defiantly depression and seek a doctor for help! But if you are just sad- because your husband is gone, and you’re moving, and you are having a baby- plus your kids are giving you a hard time cuz they have cabin fever- then I’m thinking it’s sadness-- and worrying/stress. Cheer up!