My friend was apparently diagnosed with depression, but she wasn't prescribed with any form of antidepressants. I live with several people whom suffer majorly from depression, but I haven't seen any signs or symptoms proving she's suffering. Could she be lying?
What kind of signs or symptoms are you looking for? Every "body" and mind are different. Just because she doesn't look depressed to you doesn't mean she isn't suffering. I hid mine fairly well both on and off meds. I am a survivor of multiple suicide attempts... nobody had a clue. Just because you can't see it, touch it or feel it doesn't mean it doesn't exist. Be empathetic if you are a true friend. Calling somebody a liar over this is pretty mean. Just because you live with people who are dealing with various forms of depression and she doesn't act like they do doesn't make her wrong for feeling the way she does.
What is going on in her life?
The best help you can give your friend is to be a friend, first and foremost. What do you think?
Many people suffer from depression and no one knows it. I dont think most people would just say they have depression for S & G's. If she says she has depression, she probably does. Not all depressed people mope and cry all the time. Many people cover their depression pretty well with a "public" face but may be quite depressed when no one sees them. Some people were brought up thinking that showing depression is shameful and suffering should only be done in private. If she confided to you that she is depressed, you can be pretty sure she is.
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