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December 5th, 2016 8:29am
If you can laugh, it does not necessarily mean you don't have depression. Because people can smile on the outside, laugh to jokes and in certain cases, and still have depression looming over them. Sometimes, you may laugh on the outside, but feel the same; grey and void on the inside. Depression does not always show visibly on the faces of those who suffer from it.
Laughing has nothing to do with depression. I've been diagnosed with depression multiple times and laughing and smiling has always been my way to survive. One time my outpatient doctor also told the doctor at the inpatient unit that she should not trust my smiles and laughs too early. I bet that saved my life because I stayed at the hospital a couple of more days because I realized they were right. Before that, everyone around me also assumed that my depression could not be right because of my appearance. And now, my smiles and laughs are more real and truthful than ever.
Laughter does not negate a positive diagnosis for clinical depression. There will be ebbs and flows with mood and just because one can smile or laugh, does not mean they cannot be diagnosed with depression.
Not necessarily, anyone can laugh and say that they are fine and still have depression. If you can laugh or smile genuinely then you might have a lesser chance of having depression. Some people are just really good at hiding their depression behind a smile or laugh that. If you think that you have depression you should get help from someone you trust.
No not necessarily. you can still be positive at some times when you have depression. Laughing is a part of everyday life. You can still have depression
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February 12th, 2018 1:37pm
You can laugh and still be depressed. Being depressed insn't just being sad at times, it's deeper than that. If you feel like you're depressed than you could be, smiling about things doesn't change it.
it does not. depression manifests in many different ways. talk to a licensed therapist to work through it. they can make proper recommendations that are appropriate for your type of depression and for your life.
Not entirely, I know many depressed friends of mine who can laugh, smile, and be happy sometimes and still be depressed. Depression isn't the exact same thing as sadness, though it can definitely cause someone to fake being happy more times than not.