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The eXcessive and a Little eXtra podcast is for the Gen-X woman! We talk with Gen-X women who are living their dreams and other women who have information that will help listeners live lives that are fuller and more complete. Host Karyn Beach eXplores and entertains through conversations with eXceptional women. You want to talk about it? We will. Want to have fun while doing it? We'll do that too!

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Feb 28, 2017

More than Sadness

Living with Clinical Depression


At the age of 44, after a suicide attempt, I was diagnosed with clinical depression. Looking back at my life, I had been suffering for quite a while. Since then, I have managed my depression with antidepressants and therapy. Still, right now, I’m in a depressive episode.

Sure, everyone has been down, lonely or ‘depressed’ but clinical depression goes beyond just a mood. You feel it physically. You struggle with it mentally and you deal with it emotionally. It is like a massive wave that overcomes you.

In this episode, I talk about how clinical depression affects me (everyone’s experiences it differently). Fellow depression sufferers should be able to relate, but people who don’t suffer from it or who know people who do, might gain some insight.

Finally, I end the episode with a few things that people can do to support those who suffer from this illness.


Music Credits

Funkorama Kevin MacLeod (
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