I am a receiver of the Depression gene from my family of origin. I was diagnosed in 1994 and overcame the horrible "mind-games" by some meds, affirmations, counseling, and an active lifestyle that including sports and working out.
I had spinal fusion (a big one) in December of 2010 and am in the 8th week post-op. I am going nuts!!!
All you ADD/hyper/active folks and Depression sufferers please list how you deal with life on life's terms in this long recovery process. I can't even walk my dog right now - sniff. :S