': It's Possible to be Depressed While Appearing Happy
We all, I’m sure, know about the positive aspects of smiling, so let us look at the darker, less known side of a smile and a phenomenon which often goes undetected, namely, smiling depression. This is the reverse of the positives of smiling where a person puts on a happy face and can even laugh a lot to hide an inner gnawing depression. Those suffering from this illness often try to ignore their own true feelings and just brush them aside.
You, as a person with smiling depression, might “be experiencing sadness about a failed relationship, career challenges, or lacking what you view as a true purpose in life.