Many psychologists associate high functioning depression with persistent depressive disorder, which is a prolonged state of depression.
Those with high functioning depression may not feel as helpless as those with clinical depression, but their depression does affect, tremendously, their quality of life.
It minimizes their interest in everything, including social events with friends and family.
High functioning depressives will go to school or work and socialize when necessary, but once they're done with their responsibilities, they'll withdraw themselves.
Here's 7 signs you may have high functioning depression.
Number one: you're concerned with time.
Although you're achieving your goals and completing all your tasks, you feel like you're wasting your time.
Even if you find a new hobby or job, it still feels like a fool's errand, and you wonder if all the time you're investing into such activities are worth it.
Number 2: you constantly criticize yourself.
Because you feel like you're not achieving much, you criticize yourself.