Health & Wellness

5 Hidden Symptoms of Depression!

Signs you should know about.

5. Forced Happiness:

Hiding in Plain Sight: The Perils of "Smiling Depression" — Dr Divya Parashar


The most easily identifiable hidden symptom of depression is forced happiness. Some people with depression will put on a fake smile, and crack silly jokes just to show to others that they’re happy. They are also most likely to make themselves the subject of their jokes, when they crack them. These are all nothing but signs of forced happiness. It is when someone tries extremely hard to pretend to be happy, just so the people around them would believe them. The problem however is that, over time, this forced happiness will take over, and they will never open up about how they actually feel. If you think someone’s smile or happiness is forced, then try to talk them into going for therapy.



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