Depression usually starts out simple. For my patient, Cindy, for example, it began with down days during her first semester in college, when she wouldn’t get out of bed. She did not leave her apartment, wore sweat pants all the time, stopped doing her hair and makeup, gave up her spin class, and neglected her bathing and hygiene.
As time went on, she became more and more isolated from her friends. Her eating habits deteriorated — Skittles and Chinese food became her staple, and in order to sleep, she took Benadryl with a giant glass of wine.
Symptoms and Treatment of Depression
It was the same thing, day in, day out, and as bad as it sounds, her condition was treatable. It’s important for those battling depression to remember this, which is why I am sharing Cindy’s story. (more…)Learn More