You should think of the word ‘depressed’ as ‘deep rest.’ Your body needs to be depressed. It needs a deep rest from the character that you’ve been trying to play.” – Jim Carrey.
Depression is common in the digital age. We get non-linear experiences followed by linear ones in a short span time. Peaks and valleys of emotional experiences with super-charged high volatility will be difficult for the brain to adjust, leading it to a mechanism of ‘shut down maintenance’.