Depression

Interview 15

Female
Age at interview: 24
Age at diagnosis: 14

Brief outline: With the help of a caring GP, her counsellor, private hospital treatment, Efexor (150mg/day) and self-help books, she was feeling better and is keen to continue her healing and help others. She has written a book' Saving Samantha' A Young Woman's Escape from Childhood Hell (isbn 1401910300) about her experiences.

Background: Working as a PA, survived an abusive father and complicit mother. Left home at 18 and was taken in by a caring Irish family. Has suffered severe bouts of depression and suicidal urges.

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