By: Terri White
29th November 2013

Writer Pete Cashmore on why depression can’t be known by any other name

My name is Pete, and I am a depressive. I’m not, generally, depressing – in fact, I think I’m rather hilarious. This is a mistake people often make when picturing a depression sufferer, they envisage a miserable, introverted person moping heavily, when the opposite is often true, as anyone who has seen me doing my drunken impression of an owl can attest. Trust me, it’s hilarious. Depression, of course, is not an attitude, a state of mind, it’s an illness, which manifests itself physically to often debilitating effect, rather than just instilling in you the desire to listen to London Grammar with the curtains drawn...
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