I think having a little bit of knowledge about what you are going through does help. It helps i we can understand depression and anxiety. I found that reading a bit about depression helped and also reading about other peoples experiences. My boyfriend said it also helped him to read up about depression and anxiety so he could understand more about what I was going through and be able to help me when I had a panic attack.
I do think its best to get a good book and read that. Sometimes surfing the net for info can lead to reading all different kinds of things. There are some very useful links on healing well about depression which I found very useful. You can find them in the resources section.
cherish all your happy moments....they make a fine cushion for old age
dx: IBS 2002, Ulcerative Colitis 2004, Depression 2004, Anxiety 2005
meds: lexapro 10mg, prednisilone 10mg, mebeverine 20mg