Deepika Padukone was struggling with anxiety and depression
Depression no longer a taboo!
Hindustan times reports "Deepika Padukone on suffering from depression: It was a struggle to wake up"
"Every morning, it was a struggle to wake up, and shoot for Happy New Year’s (HNY; 2014) climax. Finally, I had a word with Anna aunty. She flew
to Mumbai from Bengaluru, and I talked my heart out to her. She concluded that I was suffering from anxiety and depression.....
....There were days when I would feel okay, but at times, within a day, there was a roller-coaster of feelings. Finally, I accepted my condition. The counselling helped, but only to an extent. Then, I took medication, and today I am much better.
.....The World Health Organisation has stated that this will be the most widespread epidemic in the next few years. We talk about all kinds of aliments, but this is probably one of the deadliest mental disorders. Nothing, including life, makes sense to people suffering from it. Overcoming it has made me a stronger person and I now value my life much more. Accepting it and speaking about it has liberated me. I have stopped taking medication, and I hope my example will help people reach out for help."