Could You Be Depressed and Not Know It?
Mental health clinics often see patients with life problems who have undiagnosed major depressive disorder. Symptoms of depression can last so long that this state becomes their "normal." Some of these patients may struggle to recall what not feeling depressed is like. Words like cheerfulness, contentedness, gladness, joy, and hopefulness may feel foreign and out of place. Do these terms feel distant from your life? If so, get a professional assessment for depression. It takes only a few minutes to find out more, spot the diagnosis, and take steps to get treatment for this commonly untreated illness.
Keith Stein |