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Psychiatrist.comtWitch’s Death By Suicide: Don’t Blame ‘High Functioning Depression’, Expert Says

High functioning depression is an oversimplified label for someone who effectively hides their persistent depression and seems to be managing their life well. The proper diagnosis is probably dysthymia. Dysthymia is difficult to detect until it intensifies into a major depressive episode. Asking questions about mood, sleep, medication and duration of depressive symptoms can help the clinician achieve a proper diagnosis.

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