8 things of high functioning depression you need to know

High-functioning mental illness is a term to describe those living with a mental illness that most people don’t detect.

It covers a broad spectrum; they might have a job, be studying, dress well, or even have the ‘perfect’ family lifestyle.

High-functioning depression or dysthymia is harder to detect than major depressive disorder (MDD) because the people who have it, are often high achievers giving the impression of everything is all right.

The symptoms of high-functioning depression are similar to those caused by major depression but are less severe.

They may include changes in eating and sleeping habits, low self-esteem, fatigue, hopelessness, and difficulty concentrating.

Based on a study by the National Institute of Mental health in 2016, about 16.2 million Americans had at least one episode of major depression.

While the signs of high-functioning depression are not obvious, getting through the day is truly exhausting. So here are a few things people with HFD wants you to know.

This is not professional advice, please seek out a professional if you need help.

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