Depression tremendously affects people’s lives by minimizing their interest in everything. It creates a negative impact on social interaction with family and friends as well. Fortunately, not all depression locks people in isolation. There are some cases that it leaves people active even if they are experiencing the mental disorder. And as soon as they’re done with their everyday responsibilities, they withdraw themselves from everything around them. This scenario is what they call high functioning depression.
Laura Strom, LMFT said “Clinical depression” is a term often used to refer to one or more types of serious depressive disorders that may occur with or without the presence of a specific stressor.”