Things They Don’t Tell You About Depression

Persons suffering from depression are likely to:

  • Lie about it, to your face, rather convincingly;
  • Overuse drugs and alcohol, and lie about it, to your face, rather convincingly;
  • Rack up credit card debt or spend money they shouldn’t because they don’t care about the future, and lie about it, to your face, rather convincingly;
  • Report their medication compliance, and lie about it, to your face, rather convincingly;
  • Say they are feeling better, doing OK, or making progress with their therapist, and lie about it, to your face, rather convincingly;
  • Say they’re doing well in school, and lie about it, to your face, rather convincingly;
  • Tell you they are going somewhere you expect them to (work, study, class, a party), and lie about it, to your face, rather convincingly;

It’s not your fault if you don’t pick up on any of these things, because, at the risk of being redundant, they can be rather convincing.

But if you suspect that someone you know is in a struggle, these are the type of things to look out for. Fact-check on your own, if possible, what is really going on.

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