Separate the depression from your friend. Depression can be a tricky illness. Unlike other illnesses, where the symptoms are clearly separate from your impression of the person’s personality, such as sneezing and watery eyes during allergy season, depressive symptoms can easily be mistaken for personality traits.
- pg. 111, When Someone You Love Is Depressed – Laura Rosen & Xavier Amador, ISBN 978-0-684-83407-8