In this section you can find out about the experience of depression by seeing and hearing people share their personal stories on film. Our researchers travelled all around the UK to talk to 38 people in their own homes. Find out what people said about issues such as childhood, therapies, self-help and impact on work and family. In recent times, bipolar disorder (which includes episodes of mania and depression) and depression have come to be considered as separate – yet related – conditions, mainly because the treatments required are different. On this website we have included experiences of both.We hope you find the information helpful and reassuring.
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