Prolonged sadness is simply, exactly that. You feel sad, for a long period, and you may not know exactly why. These depths can also be accompanied by crying spells. Your emotions are heightened, and any little thing may set you off, even something as simple as a television commercial or a story you read in the paper, or even looking out the window contemplating your own life and times. In these periods, it may be hard to come back from this state of despair, or at least you feel like you never will.
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