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Hidden Depression: How to Spot Them and What to Do

Common Versus Uncommon Signs of Depression

It can be challenging to detect hidden depression because the symptoms can vary a lot from person to person. Many people are familiar with the common signs, such as reduced self-esteem, frequent crying, persistent sadness, and a loss of interest in many things in life. Other hard-to-notice- symptoms of hidden depression may include fatigue, physical pain, digestive issues, reduced sex drive, memory or focus issues, hopelessness, extra-sensitivity, irritability, substance abuse, unexpected weight loss or gain, and sleep issues. If any of these problems last more than two weeks, it is important to talk with your healthcare provider. [2]