Bruce Springsteen: black dog of depression 'still jumps up and bites me'
Marlene Breverman stashed this in Depression
"The 67-year-old, who has won 20 Grammy awards over his 50-year career, said that among the useful skills he had developed to handle his crippling bouts of depression, acknowledging, or “naming”, the feelings helped him most. By recognising he was experiencing a temporary “chemical imbalance”, he could avoid blaming something else, he said."
Naming the emotion is the first step toward dealing with it.