David has Depression
My Name is David, I’m 23 years old.
I’ve had depression since I was a young teenager, being formally diagnosed when I was 17. Living with this condition has been a challenge. It’s pervasive, insidious, and has had an effect on nearly every aspect of my life since I developed it. Through the right combination of lifestyle habits, support, and medication I’ve learned to at worst keep myself above ground and at best live what passes as a normal life.
Medicine X Story
Working as a medical doctor I realised that far too many people are confused about their diagnoses, their conditions, and their treatments. The language that doctors use, and what every day people understand, can be two totally different things.
We believe everyone should feel informed and empowered, so they can engage with their doctors and be involved in making medical decisions. That’s why Medicine X isn’t just another boring and complicated fact sheet – we explain medical issues through stories based on real people! It’s relatable, simple and gives you the information you need!
We hope this helps you in your journey!
Dr. Kim Chilman-Blair
Founder, Medicine X
About Depression Xplained
The Depression Xplained story is based on a real person — David! It reflects his story, his experiences, and his advice to others. There have also been lots of people who contributed along the way with their stories and advice. Thanks to everyone who helped create Depression Xplained!
The Medicine X team is doctors, artists, and creative writers who all work to make sure of one thing — the information is easy to understand. No more medical jargon! Everything is correct and up-to-date!
Depression Xplained has been reviewed by experts in the field to ensure all of our medical content is accurate, up-to-date and relevant.
Experts Involved in Depression Xplained
A collaborative community effort.
A wide community of people have contributed to the development of Depression Xplained.
The starting point being the story of David, as well as those people who participated in our focus group. From this, medical experts, relevant medical bodies and medical institutions were all involved to create reliable and accurate information you can depend on.
Along the way, the story has been reviewed by these experts and shared with the focus group to help evolve and optimize the content. Thank you to all of those who were involved!
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Medicine X would like to thank their sponsor Servier for their collaboration and Sane Australia for their consultation on Depression Xplained.
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In particular, we acknowledge that our success derives from an exceptionally high ratio of investment in research together with the quality, loyalty and commitment of our people.servier.com.au
1: Australian Bureau of Statistics. (2008). National Survey of Mental Health and Wellbeing: Summary of Results, 2007. Cat. no. (4326.0). Canberra: ABS.