Unveiling The Secret Battle With Depression

Not all cases of depression are immediately apparent. In fact, some individuals go to great lengths to conceal the signs of depression from those around them, masking the issue so effectively that they may struggle to recognize it themselves.

Those with hidden depression may appear content, cheerful, and productive on the surface. Their professional and personal lives may seem perfectly intact to others. However, internally, in private moments that they do not readily share, symptoms of depression are impacting their thoughts, emotions, and physical well-being. And these symptoms do not simply disappear over time.

Understanding the varying manifestations of depression symptoms is crucial. Undiagnosed and untreated depression can improve with proper support and treatment.

If you or someone you know needs help, share the contact information on this website. 

Sometimes a person can be depressed and not know why

Everyone, from time to time, might feel depressed about certain events in their life. For example, one might feel depressed that they didn’t get a promotion, or one might feel depressed about a difficulty in an important relationship.

In general, depressive feelings arise because of events in one’s past.

Clinical depression involves feelings that last over two weeks and involve more severe symptoms such as:

  • Loss of interest or pleasure in doing normal activities
  • Feeling worthless
  • Decreased energy or tiredness
  • Poor ability to concentrate
  • Sleep disturbances
  • Significant weight loss or weight gain
  • Thoughts of suicide
  • A feeling of emptiness
  • Hopelessness
  • Irritability or frustration over small matters
  • Feelings of guilt about past failures

Depression might also occur with physical disorders such as cancer, heart disease, or chronic pain. Sadness is a feeling that is generally associated with loss, such as loss of a loved one, or loss of a significant object. While sadness may be related to depression, they are generally two different types of emotions related to different events in one’s life.

Sometimes a person can be depressed and not know why.

Depression is one of the more common issues in psychotherapy. Depression is usually treated through psychotherapy, medication, or a combination of both.

One might seek treatment when depressive symptoms are severe enough to cause noticeable problems in day-to-day activities.

A national hotline for depression and suicidal thoughts can be reached by dialing 988.

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For informational purposes only. Consult your local medical authority for advice.