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. We hope you find the information helpful and reassuring.
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You may also be interested in our other mental health sections and our section on young people’s experiences of depression and low mood.
Department of Health
Publication date: October 2004
Last updated: October 2012
Review date: October 2014