Speaking of our mental health, did you know that there are hidden traits of depression? These traits may seem very normal on the surface, but there is more than meets the eye.
What might be interesting in exploring fully hidden depression (PHD) is this question: If you don’t know how to reveal your pain, how are other people supposed to determine what’s going on? How do you discover it yourself?
“When you’re depressed, the phrase ‘I’m tired’ means a persistent state of fatigue that sleep doesn’t cure.”
Your best bet is to determine exactly what constitutes occult depressive syndrome (a term I created). What is the syndrome? It’s a set of behaviors or beliefs that exist together, sort of like salt and pepper. When you see one, you find the other.
It is hoped that identifying features of the syndrome itself will add a much-needed lens to your camera, whether you are an individual, parent, doctor, therapist, teacher or friend. It’s time to stop ignoring this symptom of depression – a symptom that does not fit the criteria for classic depression, but can be just as harmful.
10 Common Characteristics of Totally Invisible Depression
Here are 10 essential characteristics of a Ph.D. They are not all present in every person who might recognize himself in Ph.D. But it is fairly consistent.
If you are getting a PhD…
10 hidden traits of depression
1. You are a very idealistic person, and you have a persistent and decisive inner voice of great shame.
Having a perfect streak is one thing. Try to do your best: “If it’s worth doing, it’s worth doing well.” However, you can silently scold yourself if you are not on top at all times. You may allow yourself an area in which you are not proficient – for example, laughing and saying you can’t skate if your life depends on it.
Or you can’t tell a joke. But if it is an activity or activity that is meaningful to you, it should come out perfectly, especially if it is to be evaluated or seen by others. You are the perfect parent, most accomplished attorney, class president, or best friend. You are constantly measuring and evaluating your condition, and if you do not meet the perceived expectations, you add to the stress. Inner shame rules your choices and your world.
2. Shows an elevated or excessive sense of responsibility.
You are fully aware of duty, commitment, and loyalty, and you can be counted on in a crisis. You are the first to notice that something is going wrong and look for solutions. You are a good leader, even though you are not the best commissioner. This sense of responsibility can turn painful, as you may easily blame yourself, rather than taking a moment to understand the whole picture. This trend can leave you vulnerable to manipulate.
3. You find it difficult to accept and express painful feelings.
I know when I’m sitting across from someone smiling brightly at me while at the same time describing a great loss or disappointment I may have stumbled upon someone else hiding. not always. But it’s a question I’m starting to ask myself as a therapist.
Anger is avoided or denied. Sadness disappears on the back of the cupboard. Disappointment to the complainers. You may not even have the words to express these feelings. You stay in your head most of the time, instead of communicating with the heart – analyzing, decoding and thinking things through.