July 2003

Depression: Storm warning


Catherine Burton(1) was hardly the type to fall to pieces. The attractive blond with the lusty laugh and wicked wit had always been the life of any party - until two summers ago, when her dog died. Naturally, she was devastated. But weeks passed, then months, and she was still having several crying spells a day and feeling unusually worried, frustrated and unmotivated. In fact, it was the same overwhelmed, I-can't-cope feeling she got every time PMS hit - but this time it persisted, and it was getting worse.