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Here's What People With High-Functioning Depression Want You to Know

There are many misconceptions about what depression looks like. You might envision someone who is too distraught to get out of bed. Or you may imagine someone who isn’t able to work or do activities due to their low mood.

But, in reality, depression takes many forms and can range greatly in severeness. Sometimes, people have what’s called “functional depression.” Even if they look OK on the outside, and they seem to be functioning just fine, they may be battling issues you know nothing about.

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Individuals who appear to be high-functioning may have persistent depressive disorder. Here are some of the common symptoms:

Although “functional depression” isn’t a clinical diagnosis, for many people, it's a real problem.

They might convince themselves their depression isn’t that bad:

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