Is depression a form of purgatory?

This article is rather sad. I do not have a lot of experience with depression but it does seem rather hopeless.

Thoughts?

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/abby-heugel/the-psy…

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8Theresa GouldChicago, Illinois
    10/03/14
    I have dealt with depression, the chemical kind, since I was 16. The funny thing is, I'm not a sad person! I'm generally very upbeat and happy. To me, my depression is very much like diabetes. When their sugar gets low they have a physical manifestation of symptoms. Well, when my chemicals get low I have a hard time connecting to emotions, or may have the wrong emotions come out. Like feeling dreary but not having a concrete reason for feeling that way.

    Because I am very good at recognizing what is the depression and what isn't, I am very high functioning. I know what I need to get me through until my chemicals get straight in my head.

    Is it purgatory? No. But does it really suck sometimes? Heck yes it does.
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