depression

William Styron, the famous Pulitzer-prize winning author, was a sufferer of clinical / major / severe depression, the 'black dog', or whatever you want to call it. He described depression as a 'true wimp of a word for such a major illness', a word that has 'slithered...

In John Steinbeck’s acclaimed novel The Grapes of Wrath, one male character, Jim Casy, exclaims to another, Uncle John: ‘A man got to do what he got to do’. Casy uses this statement to condone Uncle John’s forbearance regarding his wife’s death during the trying...

The BBC are to be commended for their two-week strand of mental health programming, In the Mind. Its stated intention is to ‘help raise public...

Major depression (MD) is the most common mental disorder, and among the most disabling diseases in the world. Despite tremendous efforts and investments, research results of the last decades have been disappointing at best. Drug efficacy and biomarkers are good examples:...

Tim and Bryony met and fell in love. This piece, a true story, simply and beautifully tells of the intruder in the living room in Bryony and Tim’s new relationship – the crippling clinical depression that had partnered Tim for eight years before he was able to speak to anyone...