Many terms that we use naturally in our every day language to describe the way we feel are actually very correct in identifying and explaining the problem. Turns of phrase such as "I feel as though I have the weight of the world on my shoulders" - "He broke my heart" or "I am beside myself" are factual descriptions of really existing situations. These situations are not physical problems, but they originate in the energy system, and produce the feelings we call emotions - and are all, quite real. If we look at the word "depression" and the phrase, "I am so depressed!" and accept this not as some form of weird metaphor but instead, as a factual description of the problem itself, we begin to get an idea what depression is, where it comes from, and how to begin the treatment of depression.