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Depression is such a drag. That may sound like a stupid thing to say, or to admit. On the other hand, perhaps saying something blunt and honest isn't necessarily stupid. It may just be blunt--and honest.

   I walked around with dysthymia for many years. I probably picked it up sometime in high school. It's been with me in one form or another ever since then. What dysthymia means is a form of what I like to call walking depression. You know how there's a thing called walking pneumonia, where you have the illness but it doesn't send you to bed? I had the depression version of that. I felt lousy for so many years that I didn't even recognize my condit...