Depression is a mood disorder that causes a persistent feeling of sadness and loss of interest. Also called major depressive disorder or clinical depression, it affects how you feel, think and behave and can lead to a variety of emotional and physical problems. You may have trouble doing normal day-to-day activities, and sometimes you may feel as if life isn't worth living.

More than just a bout of the blues, depression isn't a weakness and you can't simply "snap out" of it. Depression may require long-term treatment. But don't get discouraged. Most people with depression feel better with medication, psychotherapy or both.

Trait Category: Emotional

Available for: Teens, Adults, Young Adults and Elders


  • Buy an Instrument
  • Play an instrument
  • Run on Treadmill
  • Watch TV
  • Make A Drink
  • Clean Something
  • Make A Friend
  • Hug Someone
  • Water A Plant
  • Spray A Plant
  • Harvest A Plant
  • Talk to a Plant
  • Weed A Plant
  • Revive a Dead Plant
  • Buy a Bonsai Tree
  • Trim a Bonsai Tree
  • Graft A Plant
  • Play Video Games for an Hour
  • Play Video Games 
  • Troll Web Forums 
  • Travel to the Library
  • Travel to the Museum
  • Travel to the Park
  • Buy an Easel
  • Finish Reading a Book
  •  Buy a Bookshelf
  • Take a Bath

Skills/Needs Changes:

  • Cooking skill set to increase 1.2x faster
  • Writing skill set to increase 1.2x faster
  • All  music skills set to increase 1.2x faster
  • Fitness skill set to decrease 1.2x faster
  • Comedy skill is set to increase 0.6x faster
  • Charisma skill is set to 0.1x faster


Your Sim will permanently have the following: Sad, Loner, Hotheaded, Creative Embarrassed, Inspired

Need Decay Multipliers:

  • Social Motive will decay at 1.8x.
  • Energy Motive will decay at 1.8x
  • Fun Motive will decay at 1.8x

Relationships Track Multipliers:

All your Sim's friendships and romances will permanently be set to 1.5 in both directions meaning all your Sim's relationships will gain more points from positive interactions and will lose more points from negative interactions. (Possible conflict with Slower Relationship Procession. If you want both I suggest you put SRP in your Overrides folder.)

Buff Decay Multipliers:

Happy buffs decay two times faster than normal

Statistic Multipliers:

  • Culinary career will have a 1.4 increase in performance. 
  • Social Media careers will have a 1.4 increase in performance.
  • Entertainer career will have a 1.4 increase in performance.
  • Painter career will have a 1.4 increase in performance.
  • Critic career will have a 0.8 decrease in performance
  • Athlete career will have a 0.8 decrease in performance

Social Interactions:  Talk About Depression, Ask for Reassurance

Updated: 2/22/21 Hotpatch...Known issues custom moodlets not working..working on fix

Updated: 3/9/21 Added new buffs and fixed a LE that was occurring due to a custom buff not applying correctly

Update: 3/16/21 Added Simplified Chinese translation by MonicaJ

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