It is obvious that Cushing's patients face physical limitations and deformities. Mental and emotional changes are ever present but hard for a patient to point out. There is nothing to "show."
After six years of fighting Cushing's and knowing that word specifically, I know I have battled depression the whole time -- like, every day.
We can no longer live in a world that makes us feel poorly about ourselves for seeking help for depression. Like Cushing's, depression is a medical problem, not something we brought on ourselves.
This article explains the 30 signs of depression very well. If you are depressed, please seek help. You deserve to seek out the help you need. You are worth it.
"Depression is much more than feeling sad. It is a mood disorder that can interfere with everyday life. There are six types of depression: major depression, atypical depression, dysthymia, portpartum depression, premenstrual dysphoric disorder, and seasonal affective disorder. Depression with mania is known as bipolar disorder or manic depression.
Having untreated depression can put your life on hold for months, if not years. Major depressive disorder can also lead to thoughts of suicide. Here are 30 of the main symptoms of depression. If you experience one or more of these symptoms, talk to your doctor."