Great Expectations

A little while ago, I read this article – an extract from a book by Johann Hari, published in The Guardian – and it echoed something that I’ve been thinking about for a while now: the root cause of depression. Is it purely chemical? I don’t know for sure, of course, but I believe that our circumstances affect our susceptibility. Maybe I would have suffered from PPD after my second child anyway, but maybe – if I hadn’t already been lonely and miserable and feeling like a failure – it wouldn’t have affected me, at least not to such a great degree. Maybe. Continue reading