Depression Part Two from Hyperbole and a Half may be the most illustrative, eloquent, and hilarious description of depression you will ever read. If you struggle with depression or know someone who does (and everyone falls into at least one of those those categories), do yourself a tremendous favor and read it now.
I’ve only mentioned my Lyrica trial in July briefly. I was on a low dose of the drug for 10 days and it took nearly a month for me to recover from the massive depression it triggered. Fortunately, I was aware that antiepileptic drugs can worsen depression and cause suicidal thoughts, so I knew that the medication was the culprit.
Having a medication change they way you think is scary, though not as terrifying as when the thoughts seem to come out of the blue, as they seem to with a typical depression. Hyperbole and a Half brilliantly depicts how depression can hijack your thoughts. The cartoon is worth a look if you or anyone you know struggles with depression, which pretty much covers everyone.