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.
Ruth runs her own travel company after retiring from a career as an executive assistant. She first experienced depression in her early 30s. She has successfully lived through her depression experience for a number of years with the help of regular counselling, exercise, medication and travel.
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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