Category: Depression

China: Fighting depression

By Cheng Xiaorong

She was drowning in her fears, but nobody saw her struggles.

“I lay flat on the cold floor in my dorm until it was dawn, stiffly and gravely. Pain overwhelmed me, and I could hardly lift a finger,” Xie Weihang described her seizure.

Xie, 19, a college student at South China Agricultural University, has been diagnosed with depression since 2014.

Depression is a severe psychiatrical disease, accompanied by symptoms that impact the ways people feel, think and behave. People with depression may be trapped into a chronic and depressed mood, sleeplessness, fatigue, lack of appetite, or mysterious cramps.

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