These days, the number of people suffering from depression is increasing significantly, and those who suffer from hidden depression are struggling with their inner demons, while those around them are completely unaware of it.
We have begun to suppress our feelings and problems instead of sharing them with those closest to us, and this only exacerbates the problem.
However, everyone should know the most common signs of hidden depression, so if you notice them in someone you know, it’s time to act and help:
They can’t calm their thoughts.
Their thoughts are quick, deep and analytical, so they have difficulty calming down.
They hide their moods.
Depressed people are good at hiding their feelings, so their mood swings are rarely obvious, as they can easily fake them by smiling.
They are looking for meaning.
Depressed people are anxiously searching for purpose in life and are often obsessed with existential questions.
Irregular sleep patterns.
Depressed people often suffer from insomnia or spend all their days sleeping.
They are pessimistic.
Intelligence often goes hand in hand with depression; depressed people are good at problem solving, but they tend to be pessimistic.
Problems related to abandonment.
Depressed people often avoid getting close to other people for fear of being abandoned.
They try to help themselves.
These people may try to cope with depression in their own way: walking in the park, exercising, writing, or listening to music.
They like to cover themselves with stories.
Depressed people try to divert attention away from their feelings, so they may make up lengthy excuses for even the most trivial things.
Crying for help.
If someone you know is constantly asking for help and seems weak, you need to talk to them and make a connection before you act and help.
Changing eating habits
Depression affects people’s eating habits, so they may start eating too much or lose their appetite.
Talented people have a need to express themselves
Many famous people suffer from latent depression because pain serves as their fuel and inspiration.
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