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Hiding Depressive Symptoms

Posted on April 09, 2018

"Every waking moment seems more mundane than the next. I feel like I'm wasting my life, pretending to be someone I am not, hiding my pain from the ones I love because I cannot stand hurting them." -A member on MyDepressionTeam

On MyDepressionTeam, the social network and online support group for those living with depression, members talk about a range of personal experiences and struggles. Hiding depressive symptoms from family or friends are one of the frequently discussed topics.

Here are a few question-and-answer threads about hiding depressive symptoms:

Do I even have depression? I almost feel as if I’m faking everything.

Is anyone terrified of losing control completely?

Do any of you talk to yourselves out loud?

How do you keep your mental illness from meddling in your relationship?

Here are some conversations about hiding depressive symptoms:


I've found out two of my nieces have depression.

So, again, other than hanging a label round my neck, will I benefit?

Very good at hiding it, in fact a lot of friends don't even know I suffer from this awful condition.

Can you relate?

Have another topic you'd like to discuss or explore? Go to MyDepressionTeam today and start the conversation. You'll be surprised just how many others may share similar stories.

Feel free to ask a question here.

A MyDepressionTeam Member said:

Yes. I feel like I hide it especially at my job. I'm learning to be more accepting of my sadness and other symptoms and just trying to be me, even when… read more

posted 12 days ago

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