In general, over days, weeks, months, years.
I know that this may be off topic but thanks for the distinction, depression is taken way to lightly with my family who have finally just shut up about it after 35 years. :mumWhat are you asking? The thread title is "are you depressed?" but the question above the poll is "do you feel sad and unhappy?" Depression is different to sadness. Sadness is a normal emotion that everyone experiences. Depression is an illness that is characterised by constantly feeling sad, often for no reason, loss of interest in things you used to enjoy, lack of motivation, feeling hopeless and helpless.