Cymbalta does a great job at portraying depression in their commercial. Whoever wrote the script definitely understands and has to have had personally been effected by the illness. You can’t know how depression feels merely by reading or hearing about it. Realizing this is what gives me the patience in dealing with people who say things like “don’t worry about it!” or “Snap out of it...”. Truth is, sometimes wanting to be happy is not enough, sometimes praying is not enough. Sometimes depression does take over. Two songs that are accurate portrayals of depression are Meatloaf’s It Just Won’t Quit and Soul Asylum’s Runaway Train. There are many more but those two are my favorites.
What about you -- Do you have a depression portrayal?