difficulty trusting people
Holden was fairly lonely throughout his entire life. He had to leave his family to go to school and his brother allie died. All because of that he didn't want to trust anybody, and he only talked to a few people every but they were usually "Phonies" so he just did it for a little companionship. Holden once said "don't ever tell anybody anything. If you do, you start missing everybody." so holden did care about people on the inside but he just couldn't show it on the outside.
So I say due to the signs of it in the Catcher in the Rye, holden does have depression. He showed signs of loneliness and sadness. He also showed us that it is hard for him to trust people.
National Institutes of Health. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Web. 03 Feb. 2017. https://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/topics/depression/index.shtml. Accessed 2 fe
Salinger, J. D., E. Michael Mitchell, and Lotte Jacobi. The Catcher in the Rye. Boston: Little, Brown, 1951. Print.