A general low mood can include feelings of:
While these can be intense, a low mood will tend to lift after a few days or weeks.
Making some small changes in your life, such as resolving a difficult situation, talking about your problems or getting more sleep, can usually improve your mood.
A low mood that doesn't go away can be a sign of depression. Symptoms of depression can include the following:
Read more about the symptoms of depression.
Try our Mood Quiz to assess whether you could be suffering from depression and/or anxiety. Give your answers based on how you’ve been feeling during the past two weeks.
You may find your mood changes, going both up and down. You can use this questionnaire to monitor your mood over time.