After being prescribed a drug to treat stage 3 melanoma skin cancer, Niall McGee developed severe depression, spending five weeks in a psychiatric ward in 2013. About 40 per cent of people who take the interferon drug develop depression.
McGee, a business reporter at The Globe, hopes his story will help others going through a similar experience. The other big reason he's sharing his story? "I used to have a cavalier and arrogant attitude toward depression," he says. "I didn't really believe in it, or understand it, and I had little sympathy for sufferers. So hopefully people who don't understand depression will gain some insight into how awful and debilitating depression is."
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