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:

A member finds out other family members also have depression.

A member shares the difficulties of their depression and how much they hide from everyone.

A member discusses what it's like to hide depression for over 30 years.

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.

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A MyDepressionTeam Member said:

You have really highlighted a problem, @A MyDepressionTeam Member. I talked about that elsewhere. With the help of medication, I can usually "hide" my… read more

posted 25 days ago

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