Falling into the pit
I cannot give an accurate picture of how the depression started. I do not know. It must have made its appearance sometime in late 1994; it may have been earlier than that. I believe after the ‘psychosomatic’ illness I had considered the possibility that I might in fact be depressed. I had even taken antidepressants for a short time, but I know that I was positive, hopeful and well when I started the A&E post in August 1994.