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The signs were all too familiar. I could not sleep all night and would be tired and groggy all day. I felt angry, sad, distressed and dejected for no apparent reason. I either screamed or sobbed; eith...
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Parents often say, "I can't understand why my daughter/son is depressed. S/he has nothing to worry about. S/he is a smart girl/boy with lovely friends." Depression bewilders parents. It is difficult for us to accept that depression is outside of a person's control. But the bottom line is that depression is a physiological condition just like asthma or diabetes.
He not only hated to admit his condition but was constantly bothered by what others were saying about him. He would tell us every now and then, "What will I tell people when they ask me about my health? That I am under psychiatric treatment?!"