The individual wonders if they will ever be happy again. They notice that they have lost energy and that very few things excite, or even interest them. The worst part is that they do not know why they feel so sad. They just feel like a black cloud is around them. As a result, all they might want to do is sit around and do nothing. In the secret of their heart they sometimes wish they could go to sleep at night and never wakeup.
Even though people try to encourage them and ask them to do things with them, they typically refuse and just spend more and more time alone. In addition to feeling down much of the time, they lose patience with their friends and parents. They seem to snap over the smallest things, which only leads to more feelings of guilt and sadness.