5 Signs Someone You Love Is A Functioning Depressive
4. They self-medicate and abuse drugs.
Depression can be a difficult thing from which to escape. Many people, fearing the stigma associated with depression, don't even try to get medication. Instead, they turn to drugs and alcohol to help alleviate some of the pain they experience.
5. They can't let things go.
Often times, people who are depressed feel like things are out of their control, and they react to this in one of two ways; by withdrawing, or by obsessively trying to control minute aspects of life. A sure sign of secret depression is not letting things go.