Many individuals deal with depression and exhibit few if any symptoms. They are able to look content and happy and may even feel happy or have an uplifted mood at times. For the most part though, they feel unworthy and sad about life and are oppressed with depressive feelings. The ability to look well and smile and be able to function does not mean they are not depressed. This type of depression is difficult for professionals to diagnose due to the lack of symptoms that are hidden by the individual.
The article, “What Is Smiling Depression?” by Claudia Rodriguez and reviewed by Bethany Juby looks at what Smiling Depression is and how to work through it. The article states,
“While you might think that you’d notice signs of depression in someone, that’s not always the case. If you experience smiling depression, you may appear perfectly happy from the outside but have symptoms of depression behind closed doors.”
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