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11 Things Depressed People Do Not Realize They Are Doing

11 Things Depressed People Do Not Realize They Are Doing

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Depression is a serious mental health condition that affects nearly 1 in 10 Americans. Even more startling is that this statistic has been growing steadily with a 20% increase in cases and diagnosis every year. With so many being affected by Depression, it's no surprise that it's a hot topic of discussion for so many of us and it's probably why you're interested in these musings today. One of the things many of us coping with Depression don't realize is that there are quite a few things giving us away without our realization. They're like subtle hints that most of us can relate to. If you notice anything here that sounds like you, maybe it's time to seek some help. Whether it's someone to talk to or medical care, you don't have to battle this alone.

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1. You do everything and anything to try and hide it.

Depression is extremely isolating but while that may make you think others push you away, the truth is that when you're depressed you are most often the one pushing people away. However, when you're at work or amongst friends and family you put on a show. You've convinced yourself for these hours away from isolation that you're fine so you plaster that fake smile on your face and make small talk. And it works, your friends, family, and coworkers probably envy your enthusiasm and positivity all the while no one knows the darkness inside you, rotting away, leaving you feeling emotionally and physically drained.

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2. You revise and redo everything.

Most people with depression experience a sense of perfectionism that probably contributes significantly to the depression. It may be a paper for school, a memo for work, a spread sheet in excel, but you'll find yourself never satisfied and constantly redoing your project.

3. You take it out on those you love most

Nobody wants to do this but after a day of anger, frustration, and sadness building inside you behind your mask, you're bound to explode at some point. Unfortunately you probably lash out at the first person you see in your safe place and it's most likely someone you love dearly. Your mom, your sister, your boyfriend... they probably didn't even do anything wrong but you're like a ticking time bomb.

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