DOWNWARD SPIRAL

The road to depression and how it makes some suicidal

It has become common but is not given the attention it deserves, yet it is treatable

In Summary

• One patient suddenly became aloof, started crying and isolating herself from people

• Elsewhere, a jovial, playful child slowly became quiet, antisocial after his parents split

Mwelu, a single woman aged 30 years, has for the last six weeks been finding it hard to get out of bed in the morning for work. She has been feeling quite tired and nowadays describes her sleep ...

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