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February 04, 2019
Megan was a 28-year old successful corporate lawyer. From the outside, it appeared that she had it all – a good job, lavish home, great circle of friends with whom she would frequently socialize and a hugely supportive family. But at the end of every day, when she would be alone, she would become relentlessly critical and devastatingly demanding of herself, leading to depressive symptoms. The increased pressure to outperform herself coupled with the symptoms of depression would frequently drive her to binge drink to cope.
Megan is a typical example of a person struggling with high functioning depression. The condition is difficult to spot because the sufferers are high performing individuals and appear calm and collected to the outside world. These people even refuse to acknowledge their own depression because of the associated stigma.
If left untreated, high functioning depression can lead to serious health problems like chronic depression, problems at work, relationship issues, and substance abuse. Fortunately, there are several ways one can combat this depression on their own. Some of these have been listed hereunder:
Seeking treatment for depression
A person suffering from high functioning depression must not delay in seeking professional help as that can help alleviate their symptoms and manage their condition effectively. Just like one seeks help for their physical condition, there is no shame in seeking help for one’s mental health condition.
If you know someone struggling with the symptoms of depression, contact the Invictus Health Group to access the best depression treatment program. We deliver effective management of symptoms and long-lasting recovery through our research-backed, holistic intervention plans. Call our 24/7 helpline 866-548-0190 or chat online with one of our representatives to know more about our depression treatments and how they can benefit you or a loved one.