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These Photos Perfectly Illustrate A Side Of Depression We Don't Always See

"Me 1 - Depression 0!"

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Depression can affect people in so many different, invisible ways. For some, any desire to keep things neat and tidy is sucked right out of their bodies.

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It's not laziness. It's not because you love being a slob. Sometimes depression just makes simple tasks impossible.

A viral post on Imgur has illustrated the struggle perfectly with a before-and-after photo of the poster's room.

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"I suffer from severe depression and have a really hard time with cleaning and doing other kinds of household work," wrote toofuckingbusyandviceversa.

The photo shows a small bedroom covered in papers, clothes, and other debris. One corner is full of empty soda bottles.

"My room have been this messy for several months because I cant push myself to take care of it. But this Friday i decided to finally do it!"

The next photo shows the results of cleaning, and the difference is striking.

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"You can finally see that i have a floor! Say hi to my teddy Nalle on the bed!" the poster wrote.

"I know its not a big victory, but for me it means the world to just be able to have my door open if people come over. I feel so at peace right now, just wanted to share with all of you wonderful imgurians!"

We have reached out to the poster for comment.

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