the best way for me to explain it to my friends, is like someone with diabetes, doesn't produce enough insulin, so for those with depression, we also have a chemical imbalance.
Hope this helps. Its really hard to explain to ourselves, much less our loved ones. Just assure him it isn't anything he is doing, and its nothing you are doing either, just something you deal with.
Best to you,
DX-Migraines:Poly Cystic Ovarian Syndrome:Kidney stones: IBS:Ulcers:Depression/Anxiety:Non-Epileptic Seizures:Buldging Disc:Joint pain
Surgeries- two jaw surgeries, appendectomy, numerous lap. surgeries, cyst removal
Meds: Lexapro 20mg, Klonopin 1mg, Trazodone 50mg
(PRN- Imitrex INJ, Pherergan, Stadol NS, DiaStat, Rantidine, Zanaflex)
May God give you a reason to smile today, an extra reason to laugh, and bring joy to your soul.