• D for Depression (eek)

    Smiling or atypical depression

    Today something amazing has happened. After years of feeling that my depression is somehow wrong, inauthentic or inadequate in some way, I read an article yesterday which changed everything for me in terms of the way I view it and my feelings of not quite belonging to the genuine depression club. The article describes something called ‘smiling’ or ‘atypical depression’ and literally every line of the article resonates with me. I have talked previously about feeling like a fraud when I think about or describe my depressive feelings to others, and this article has helped me understand why I might feel this way. The symptoms of atypical depression Atypical or…