Perfectly Hidden Depression (PHD)  is a topic I’ve been researching and writing about for over three years, and many people have written me about their own experience with the syndrome. In this episode, you’ll here directly from them about their struggles with perfectionism — putting up a constant front of success, while simultaneously never satisfying their harsh inner critic. Three very different voices, yet all sharing similar characteristics that keep their depression hidden from the world. I’m so honored that they’ve shared their stories, and want to pass them on to you.

The listener email today also features someone with PHD who is using marijuana to cope with the anxiety and growing despair she feels.

Important links:

The National Suicide Hotline:

A questionnaire for Perfectly Hidden Depression

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You can hear more about Perfectly Hidden Depression and many other topics by listening to Dr. Margaret’s new podcast, SelfWork with Dr. Margaret Rutherford.