But the experience of depression is different. The sadness, numbness, or agitation continues, sometimes unabated, and the person who is feeling this way may feel powerless to change their situation. Recovering from a period of depression is not as simple as ‘snapping out of it’ or just ‘cheering up’, and this, in itself, can be very frustrating for the person experiencing depression. Other common symptoms of depression may include changes in appetite and sleep patterns, and/or a general lack of motivation, lethargy or fatigue. Feelings of guilt are often present also, and for some people, there may be thoughts of death or suicide. Self-reproach, or a strong inner critic, is often very present and finding some space from the inner critical voice can be extremely difficult.