I was diagnosed with depression in August 2005. I have been on medication since. My depression is caused by a chemical imbalance of the brain, not an event as such, though I am much more prone to a re-lapse triggered by an event.
The AD I am on has not caused me to gain weight, at the beginning, I actually lost 2kgs, but I think that was from having more energy and doing more things.
It is a terrible illness to have and I wouldn't wish it on anyone. Feel free to PM me for a chat if you ever want to
Saying goodbye to calorie counting AND scales for a while.
Just enjoying the new and improved healthy me and embracing my new lifestyle!