Feeling depressed dating
(She has been symptom-free for the past two years and recently wrote a book, Bipolar 101.) Her case may sound extreme, but being diagnosed at midlife (usually defined as ages 40 to 64) with a mental health problem—depression in particular—is not uncommon.Research shows that the odds of being diagnosed with depression peak at age 44, and more than 15 percent of women ages 45 to 64 experience frequent depression, according to the United States Department of Health and Human Services.It’s not at all a bad thing that so many of us can’t stop thinking and talking about how low we felt on November 8, 2016. Six years ago, Ruth White woke up in the middle of the night with an overwhelming urge to smother her 7-year-old daughter and then kill herself.He’s also authored three full-length books and three Amazon Kindle Single e-books, including 2015’s The Bern Identity: A Search for Bernie Sanders and the New American Dream.
This week, to mark the one-year anniversary, Esquire published a remarkable oral history that focuses heavily on how the night felt for top campaign officials and Beltway journalists. “I texted my husband, ‘Tell Rosie [her young daughter] to go to bed.
"I had recently moved to Seattle and begun a new, demanding career, and my 12-year relationship [with my daughter's father] was on the rocks," says Ruth.
"There was evidence of my illness before—most dramatically, after my daughter was born, I had serious postpartum depression. This time, I think the stress of so many changes broke me." During the months that followed, Ruth struggled through treatment and was even hospitalized for a week, but since then she's been doing well.
People went to bed on those nights with the gut-wrenching feeling that things in the United States — important things, fundamental things — were not what we thought they were when we had arisen that morning.
That was especially true for journalists, so certain were we in our smug belief (backed by every poll, but still …) of a Clinton victory.
That’s because he and his girlfriend had scored the most sought-after tickets in New York, to watch the live broadcast of Stephen Colbert’s HBO Election Night special that was bound to be both celebratory and hilarious. Donald Trump had a 30 percent chance of winning, then suddenly a 40 percent chance. “Trump’s gonna win.” By the time the two reached the head of the line, Trump’s odds were 91 percent and they had no interest in sitting inside a theater and pretending to laugh at Colbert. And women every morning the rest of that week, crying in public on their commute to the city.” Welcome back, my friends, to a uniquely American nightmare that never ends.