(Originally posted May, 2007).
I appreciated this article from Christian Century on depression...it sure resonates with my experience.
Styron called depression a "brainstorm," an expression that gave me a shot of hope because Styron was describing exactly what was going on in my head. "Told that someone's mood disorder has evolved into a storm—a veritable howling tempest in the brain, which is indeed what a clinical depression resembles like nothing else—even the uninformed laymen might display sympathy rather than the standard reaction that 'depression' evokes, something akin to 'So what?' or 'You'll pull out of it' or 'We all have bad days.'"
That was it. I couldn't turn my head off. There was a tsunami coursing through my mind and there was nothing I could do about it.
Yes, that was it. Thanks be to God I am well.