Sadly, depression, a serious psychological disorder, is affecting a majority of the world population as the years go by. People who experience hidden depression have the tendency to battle inner demons without anyone being aware.
Considering that we live in an age of superficiality, we do not always reveal our issues to others, but we tend to suppress them. However, this is not the solution!
In order to be able to offer your help to someone who may be experiencing depression, you need to be able to recognize a few of the major symptoms.
The Main Signs Of Hidden Depression
#1. Talented people for a need of expression
You have probably heard of famous people who have or had this problem. Pain can become a fuel for the feelings of these people and an inspiration also. Did you know that Jim Carrey, Robin Williams, Bill Hicks, and Sarah Silverman have/had this issue?
#2. They search for meaning
The fact is that all of us search for a purpose in our lives, however, in depressed people, this is much more accentuated because of their high level of anxiety. They tend to be obsessed with existential questions.
#3. Cries for help
At a specific period, all of us need help from someone else. Therefore, if you find that your friend or partner is constantly weak and on the verge to cry, but is hesitant, offer to speak to them. And, when you establish a bond, the trust will be more powerful. This is when you need to act. Still, make sure you do not press them too much.
#4. Irregular sleeping patterns
In depressed people, it is not uncommon to see them staying in bed and sleeping for a lot of hours that can easily turn into days. However, there are situations when they also battle with insomnia.
#5. Abandonment issues
Abandonment can be really hurting. When someone important to us leaves all of a sudden, we cannot bear the pain. In depressed people, this pain is 100 times stronger and they can start avoiding other people to prevent more abandonment.
#6. They have their own cures
These people have their own methods to deal with their depression. This may be going to the gym regularly, listening to certain music, walking in the park, etc.
#7. Odd eating habits
This condition is known to affect the person’s eating habits. Their eating pattern varies, that is, they can eat too much or eat little or no food.
#8. They tend to be pessimistic
Intelligence seems to go together with depression, which could be considered both a true blessing and a curse. These people respond highly to anything life throws at them, no matter how small or big. However, they can be excellent when it comes to solving problems.
#9. Fake it till you make it
In order to hide how they feel from the rest of the world, they are masters of hiding their mood and they can always fake a smile. They are afraid of what may happen if they bring their demons to the surface.
#10. Cover-up stories are their thing
Depressed people can come up with extensive excuses for almost anything in order to move away the attention from their feelings.
They cannot calm down their mind
These people have so many thoughts because they live at high speed. They are very analytical and deep.