Mental Health Awareness Month- High Functioning Depression


When someone has high functioning depression, it is often hard to see it. That is why they call it high functioning. Someone can have all of the things that come with depression but you might not even see it.

Some common symptoms can include:

  • Decreased appetite or overeating

  • Insomnia or oversleeping

  • Lack of energy/fatigue

  • Lowered self-esteem

  • Difficulty concentrating

  • Difficulty making decisions

  • Feeling sad and hopeless

  • Feeling tired all the time

  • Feeling unworthy of good things happening

  • Change in mood

  • Smaller tasks seem harder to do

Seeing these symptoms in someone who has high functioning depression can be very difficult. Here are some comparisons on what you might be seeing vs what is actually going on: