People with high functioning depression (aka Dysthymia) display many of the same symptoms as clinical depression. The symptoms are usually less severe and must occur for a period of at least 2 years.
The signs include:
1. Feeling sad or numb even when you’re hanging out with friends or doing something that you would normally really enjoy.
2. Not engaging in hobbies and activities, you only do what you’re obligated to do.
3. Constant self-criticism
4. Finding yourself sleeping way too much or not sleeping at all.
5. Mistaking high functioning depression for normal burnout (or mistaking burnout for HFD).
If you (or someone you know) have had any of these symptoms consistently for the last few years, please talk to a therapist.