How to engage with life when you feel down | Psyche Guides
Depression can be distilled down into a problematic cycle due to reduced activity and low mood: when there is less activity, the person becomes withdrawn or isolated, and new opportunities become less likely, leading to a downward spiral.
Prolonged isolation and inactivity make previously enjoyable activities challenging or unappealing, making people withdraw further.
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