Fake depression is when somebody falsely exhibits symptoms of depression for the sake of getting attention/pity/compliments. Of course, it is also being theorized that actual depression is an unconscious evolutionarily-ingrained attempt to bargain with/manipulate the environment. For some people who 'have' fake depression, it is because they just need attention and caring from those around them. This in and of itself does not mean there is not a problem. In that case, even if they do not need treatment for depression, they still need either support/caring or need to solve the problem of being needy, as fitting the situation.
Some who suffer from depression fear that they are faking it and only being trouble, and thus shouldn't be helped.
In todays 'society', there are self-proclaimed emo people who may fake depression for the sake of it being <i>cool</i>. Those who mimic illness because they think it will make them seem fashionable recieve only contempt and disgust from many people who are trying to recover from depression due to it being viewed as a mockery and making depression much less accepted as a real danger by many people.
In conclusion, although fake depression may not be genuine, it still can signify other problems that need to be identified.
I only have fake depression, all I do is manipulate others, who STILL wont admit that they need to leave me behind for their own good.
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