Is this person clinically depressed or just temporarily bummed out?Those that are clinically depressed tend to need constant validation from others.Let the therapist make that call and proceed accordingly. Problem was that reality kept matching up with my negative thoughts. Please note: The suggestions and advice offered on this web site are opinions only and are not to be used in the place of professional psychological counseling or medical advice.
Everyone around him knew something was wrong, he was the last person to accept it.
He still tries to cover up and lie when he does (or doesn't do) certain things, so he has a ways to go.
My depression comes from a combination of being alone forever (never had a relationship) plus having low self-esteem and confidence (because I've never had a relationship.) I seriously doubt that anybody in a marriage is lonelier than I am.
I hate to admit this, but depression contributed to the break-up of my last relationship.
Major depressive disorder is also known as major depression, clinical depression, or unipolar depression.