Chapter 1: Depression Defined
THERESA: SAD AND AFRAID
Theresa's eyes filled with tears. Ever since she had been promoted at work, it seemed that she was too tired to think. She felt so out of her depth in the new position that a fear of being demoted by her boss gripped her daily. She felt that if she lost this job, she would never get another one this good.
In the evenings, she dragged herself home. Her husband, Jeff, had gotten into the habit of making dinner just for himself because Theresa never seemed to be hungry. Her lack of appetite was making her lose weight these days. At one time, her weight loss would have made...