Posted by SLS on March 5, 2006, at 10:38:18
The truth about "depression" is that it is but one word used to describe countless individual experiences.
What does "depression" mean to you?
I think there is much wasted energy and hurt feelings in arguing about the "truth" regarding depression because there are so many different people defining that one word using their own subjective experiences as the basis for its identification.
For example, I am defined as being severely depressed although "depressed mood" is not one of the symptoms I display. It might sound paradoxical or nonsensical, but it's the truth.