We all have an image of what depression looks like. It’s sad, low energy, and withdrawn from connection with friends and family. But while intense and long-term sadness is almost always a facet of depression, it is not the only element by far.
In fact, it’s possible to be clinically depressed without realizing it!
Because depression diminishes quality of life and can even lead to suicide, it’s critical to seek treatment if you suspect that you or a loved one is suffering from it.
Please review our list of potential symptoms – some are obvious, but others are quite sneaky.
1. Lingering sadness
Sadness is the most common symptom of depression but not the only one.
Depression-related sadness is persistent and may feel like a heavy weight that holds you back from moving forward in life.
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