Doctor's Review: Medicine on the Move

March 28, 2017

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The scourge of depression

The disease affects one in five Canadians during their lifetime (SLIDESHOW)

The death of Robin Williams on August 11 was all the proof needed of the tragic consequences of depression. He was far from the first celebrity to suffer from the disease. Dozens of the best known in society have had to deal this ubiquitous spirit killer. With good therapy, begun early, many have recovered and gone on to fulfilling lives. The list of those it defeated is longer than one would hope.

Over the next four months we will briefly profile 24 famous people who have struggled with dark, soul-destroying moods.

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