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In my youth (age 16 to mid 20s) I experienced three periods of clinical depression. The longest lasted more than two years, the shortest about 18 months. I never received any treatment or medical management during these periods, and I can’t say whether that was a good or bad idea. I survived but as a result I have a strong appreciation for what it’s like to be clinically depressed, and a concomitant empathy for those going through the hell it can entail. [Updated; see end of article] (more…)

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