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Dipping into a darkened soul

by

Philip Mackenzie

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Copyright 2011 by Philip Mackenzie

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Dipping into a darkened soul

Depression…..Sorry did I say a bad word? Did I swear? No I merely stated an illness. Many people still do not see depression as an illness, “snap out of it“, they say. Others acknowledge it but do not handle it “I suffer from depression” is often met with “Oh ok, I have to go, bye“. Unfortunately, many people, me included, live with depression.

WAIT…This is not going to be a woe is me tale, taking you through every micro emotion that finds me here today. It is an exploration of certain points of an illness and the journey that is a long way from over.

My viewpoint on depression may be somewhat different than most people and is likely to raise an eyebrow or two. I have the opinion that the illness is along the lines of a deficiency, if my iron levels are low I am prescribed iron tablets. Vitamin C deficiency ? pop a pill. A person diagnosed as diabetic is given insulin. My point of these examples is they all replace something that the body is not making in sufficient quantity. Clinical depression is, in its most basic form, a chemical imbalance in the brain so therefore should be judged in the same way as other deficiency illnesses.

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