Being diagnosed with depression can be both emotionally and practically challenging. Listening to others who have experienced similar situations is often re-assuring and can be helpful for you, your loved ones or when preparing questions for your doctor or a specialist.
Debra is a mother of two children and shares a home with her current partner while the kids live with their father. Debra has experienced anxiety and panic attacks for 22 years and was diagnosed with depression nine years ago. She uses a combination of medication and different therapy techniques to deal with her depression.
This interview has been sourced from Healthtalk Australia. Healthtalk Australia is the Australian collaborator of healthtalk.org (UK) which conducts award-winning research into patient experiences in conjunction with the Health Experience Research Group at the University of Oxford, UK.
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