Depression is an illness, like many brain disorders. Have you been diagnosed and/or seen by a psychiatrist? What has s/he had to say? I just had a chat with my pdoc today and was told there's about 5 different types of depression and you can have more then 1, I have 3 *gulp*. I was told that being on a mood stabilizer would be a lifetime thing for me, it's not so bad. It's better then getting those serious depressions catch you off guard don't you think? It's hard to get away from the stigma of diagnosis, but once you do, it's easier. I've had depression in one form or another since I was 7 and I am 40.
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