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Hidden Depression: How to Spot Them and What to Do

What Is Hidden Depression?

Many people with depression do not show their symptoms clearly. Instead, they may try to hide them from other people. This is also known as hidden depression or smiling depression. While typical depression is usually associated with despair, lethargy, or sadness, people with hidden depression seem to be productive, happy, and satisfied with their family or work. But these are only outward appearances. Inwardly, depression is affecting their physical and mental health. It is very important to get a diagnosis and early treatment to prevent further complications. Read the next sections to learn more about hidden depression and how to treat it. [1]