Depression – Mark Rice Oxley talks about his personal experience in the Guardian

August 2, 2010


Photograph: Martin Godwin for the Guardian
If you suffer from depression you are not alone – it affects 15.5 million in the US, and more than 3 million in the UK. Mark Rice Oxley eloquently talks about his own experience with depression in today’s Guardian

I can’t say exactly when it started. Maybe the day in July last year when a headache in the shape of a question mark curled itself around my right eye and made itself at home. Or a month later, when a liquid fatigue poured into my legs and set. The autumn perhaps, when short, surreal episodes would come and go, like I was seeing the world through the bottom of a highball glass.

“Life has become more stressful and there is more alienation than there used to be. People who meet disadvantage meet it very much alone,” says Tim Cantopher, a psychiatrist and author of Depressive Illness: Curse of the Strong

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Source: The Guardian

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