Depression can have a destructive impact on the person and there loved ones. There are many forms of depression. Symptoms include: acute and overwhelming sadness, lack of energy, feeling hopeless, crying, feeling anxious, change in sleeping pattern, withdrawing socially, or even thoughts of self harming or suicide. Depression can be a result of life's ups and downs or a life event such as loss of a loved one, health problems, financial problems, childhood trauma or abuse, or stress. Depression can make it difficult to enjoy life as you once did. Anyone can develop depression, it is a very common illness.