When depression makes me numb

Posted: 7th July 2017 by Elizabeth

The lack of feeling anything is, paradoxically, a terrible feeling.

People who don’t experience or understand depression are often told that it’s not as simple as feeling sad. This is more true than I can adequately describe; there are many facets to depression. One symptom that I wish more people understood is feeling numb. A sense of hollowness – like a dull, numb lump – often defines me when I’m really down. It’s a shitty, zombie state of grey flatness. Life passes by and you won’t bother to wave at it – because you don’t really care. In fact, you just don’t really feel anything.

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