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Many psychologists associate high functioning depression with persistent depressive disorder,
which is a prolonged state of depression.
Those with high functioning depression may not feel as helpless as those with clinical depression,
but their depression does affect, tremendously, their quality of life.
It minimizes their interest in everything, including social events with friends and family.
High functioning depressives will go to school or work and socialize when necessary,
but once they're done with their responsibilities, they'll withdraw themselves.
Here's 7 signs you may have high functioning depression.
Number one: you're concerned with time.
Although you're achieving your goals and completing all your tasks, you feel like you're wasting your time.
Even if you find a new hobby or job, it still feels like a fool's errand,
and you wonder if all the time you're investing into such activities are worth it.
Number 2: you constantly criticize yourself.
Because you feel like you're not achieving much, you criticize yourself.
Your expectations are too high so you push yourself to the limit, affecting your state of mind.
Number 3: You overthink.
It doesn't matter if a situation is big or small, you'll find yourself overthinking it and eventually breaking down.
Number 4: you feel misunderstood.
Since most high functioning depressives can maintain a job, a house, and their responsibilities,
people underestimate how much anguish they're going through,
minimizing their feelings simply because they don't act like the typical depressed person.
Number 5: you feel saddened.
It's normal to feel sad from time to time, but if you're sad or numb most of the time
even while participating in fun activities, you may be suffering from high functioning depression.
Number 6: you have unhealthy coping strategies.
Since you overwork yourself, you may lean towards drugs or alcohol to deal with stressful situations.
Many high functioning depressives turn to self-destructive habits to clear their minds.
Number 7: you have excessive pastimes.
Along with any unhealthy coping habits you have, you may also find yourself constantly gaming
or binge-watching TV series, among other things.
Although these activities seem normal, the problem is you're actually using them to escape reality.
High functioning depression is difficult to notice because those who suffer from it are still able to continue with their responsibilities.
Since they don't act like the typical depressive person, they believe that they're truly okay,
but in reality it's not okay to live life feeling numb, sad, and constantly criticizing yourself.
If you do have high functioning depression, try to find the root of it. Only by doing so can you truly live happily.
Have you ever experienced these symptoms or been diagnosed with high functioning depression?
If so, what methods have you tried to recover from it?
Feel free to share your stories in the comments below.
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你有高功能憂鬱症嗎?(7 Signs You May Have High Functioning Depression)

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Rachel Kung 發佈於 2018 年 6 月 18 日    Rachel Kung 翻譯    Evangeline 審核



persistent 有「持續的;堅持不懈的」的意思。是動詞 persist 的形容詞,persist 是「堅持」,通常會加上 in 一起使用,persist in V+ing 就是「持續做某件事」的意思。
The scientists made persistent efforts and succeeded eventually.

【求職技巧】英文面試超緊張?用這個準備的小祕訣來練習面對吧! (-- English Job Interviews)

tremendously 是「極端地;非常地」。是 tremendous 的副詞,tremendous 則有「極大的、巨大的」或是「可怕的;驚人的;極好的」等意思。
Either way, the released energy can cause tremendous damage.

問,學校扼殺了創意嗎?(Sir Ken Robinson)

3fool's errand0:53
這個片語是「徒勞無功;白費力氣」的意思,fool 是傻子、天真的人,而 errand 是差事、跑腿。fool's errand 有「傻子才會去辦的事」的意思,在句子內使用時要加上冠詞。
I don't want to be sent on fool's errands anymore.

【TED-Ed】你的大腦用了多少?(What percentage of your brain do you use? - Richard E. Cytowic)

這個字有「過度、過多的」、「極度的」的意思,和上面介紹的 tremendous 意思有點相似。
Excessive consumption leads to excessive enjoyment.

【學知識】如果一直都不睡覺,還能活嗎?(What If You Stopped Sleeping?)

這個片語是近年來很流行的「追劇」的意思,就是不分晝夜,不停地看電視劇或是電影。binge 是名詞,有過度做某件事的意思,通常是指飲食或是喝酒,也就是「狂吃;狂飲」等意思。
I was binge-watching a new series last night so I didn't sleep.

解析青少年的大腦 (The Teenage Brain Explained)


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