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a better understanding of various brain and behavior disorders,
Millions of people all around us are struggling with
a type of depression that is almost completely invisible.
It’s called High Functioning Depression, or HFD.
These people might be lawyers, doctors or CEOs.
You might even be one of them.
HFD is hard to spot.
But there are a few signs you can look out for.
1. Those with HFD might actually be more intelligent.
New research has shown a link between HFD and increase in intelligence.
According to a study,
over-developed intelligence might be linked with
dangers and losses that punctuate our lives.
Somehow it makes a lot of sense
that geniuses tend to struggle with depression.
2. Those with High Functioning Depression might be perfectionists.
Professor Steven Hubert of Psychology revealed in a recent article
that if he was dealing with someone with HFD,
he’d probably hear something about being kind of perfectionistic.
It’s almost as if those with HFD battle their issues
by focusing and improving on every little detail.
3. Those with HFD might have a family history of depression.
In a recent study, it was found that
depressed children and adolescents with high potential
often had a family history of depression and bipolar disorder.
What this means is that if you are a high achiever
and you’re suffering from depression,
it might just be genetic and something you can’t control.
4. Those who have HFD often try to endure it without getting help.
Healthcare professionals know that
HFD can be very hard to diagnose.
This is simply because most of the time
people try to endure it without getting help.
High-functioning people might be in denial or they might not want
to let the depression get in the way of their busy lives.
5 随着时间推移 HFD会逐渐加重乃至恶化
5. HFD can gradually build up, getting worse and worse over time.
Doctors who have dealt with HFD know that
it can really sneak up on people.
It slowly but surely gets worse
and the symptoms might grow in intensity without people noticing.
Some doctors had described it as a slowly increasing temperature.
Before you know it, you are getting fried.
6. Those with HFD don’t engage in normal hobbies and activities.
Professor of Psychiatry, Michael Thase, states that in regards to HFD,
you may notice that there’s a hole in this person’s extracurricular life.
What he means is that
the person only does what they are obligated to do.
Being a parent, a spouse or a community member
is absent as our any hobbies.
7. Those who think they have HFD might actually be suffering from burnout.
HFD is very tricky to diagnose
and it shares a lot of similarities with burnout.
Burnout, as Katy Morton states in one of her interviews with Jacksepticeye,
is when you feel the reward is not worth the effort you’re putting in.
So it’s a more casual result of working too hard,
whereas HFD can occur in individuals without burnout signs.
HFD is simply feeling depressed
with or without doing anything.
8. People with HFD might have symptoms of clinical depression.
HFD is of course a type of depression.
And as such, people suffering from HFD
might display the symptoms of clinical depression.
这些症状包括感觉空虚 悲伤 愧疚 无用
These include feeling empty, sad, guilty, worthless,
restless or even suicidal.
Other symptoms include changes in appetite and sleeping patterns.
9. Those with HFD might be more creative.
Some of the most talented artists in the world suffer from HFD.
And according to recent research,
there is a strong link between HFD and creativity.
According to a study from 2012,
traumatic losses appear to trigger fruitful inner work,
It would seem that those with HFD use their depression
去为他们的艺术 激情 和创造力提供灵感
to fuel their art, passions and creativity.
10. HFD is not a real clinical diagnosis.
You won’t find HFD listed along with other recognized mental disorders.
That might change soon.
But for the most part, it falls under the category of Dysthymia.
HFD can last for two to three years
and it can easily progress to major depression.
HFD is treatable,
but those who have it need to get help.
If people put on a brave face and try to endure it,
it can lead to much more serious issues down the road.
Do you have HFD?
How long have you been suffering?
The Psych2go community would love to hear your story.
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它们包括抑郁症 多动症 焦虑症
They include depression, ADHD, anxiety,
强迫症 创伤后应激障碍 自闭症 躁郁症等等
OCD, PTSD, autism, bipolar disorder and more.
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If you’re going through a tough time right now,
I just want to extend a big virtual hug to you
and let you know that everything is going to be all right.
The Psych2go community is always here for you.
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and let’s help each other.
最后 和往常一样 谢谢观看
As always, thank you so much for watching!