Hidden Sadness

The biggest fallacy of any illness is the belief that it won’t occur to someone close to us. This belief often blinds us to early signs of diseases in our loved ones until its too late. Depression is one such disease. It begins insidiously and the changes are subtle. If the mind doesn’t know, the eye can’t see. Unless we know what signs to expect when a close one is depressed we can’t reach out and offer help.

Depression is a complex illness. Many a time, the person suffering is also unable to understand that something is wrong. They just continue to suffer the distress caused by the illness.

If you notice any of the below mentioned signs in someone you care about he/she may be suffering from depression.