Another reason I believe Holden is suffering from depression is his very distorted sleep schedule, Holden suffers many times from trouble sleeping and one of the symptoms of depression is "Difficulty sleeping, early-morning awakening, or oversleeping(Nimh)" one showing of how Holden shows this is when he says “It wasn’t far over to the park, and I didn’t have anyplace to go-I didn’t even know where I was going to sleep yet-so i went” (Salinger 153-154). Holden goes through out his life living in the night and day when most people should be sleeping at the night one reason of this is he is depressed and doesn't know he place in the world.
By using proof from these two quotes from the national Health institute and J.D Salingers The Catcher In The Rye we can see that Holden suffers from Depression exhibiting symptoms of Suicidal thoughts and being sleep deprived. In conclusion i believe Holden is not just an average teenager he really does suffer from depression and sadness.
National Institute of Mental Health.“Depression.” National Institute of Mental Health, Oct. 2016,
https://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/topics/depression/index.shtml. Accessed 8 Feb. 2017.
Salinger, J.D. The Catcher in the Rye. Little, Brown, and company 1951.