Everybody goes through rough times — instances where it seems like nothing is going right for you and you just want to curl up in bed, alone for hours watching TV. And while it's totally normal and OK to feel down sometimes, it's also important to recognize when there might be a pattern to the days where you feel lower than usual. We often chalk up these sad feelings to just another "off day," but there are instances where, if you find yourself feeling detached and upset often, your "off days" might actually be signs of depression.
"We’ve all had bad days," Joshua Klapow, Ph.D., clinical psychologist, and host of “The Kurre and Klapow Show,” tells Bustle. "Days where things are clicking, where we aren’t firing on all cylinders, where we feel out of balance. Most of the time those days happen every now and then and last for a day or two. But it’s possible that if we string those off days together and we add up the symptoms of feeling 'off' — we may be talking about something that is more than having an off day." For anyone who might be experiencing more than a few "off days," here are seven signs you might be suffering from depression, according to experts.