One Year On

How I’ve dealt with my first year since being diagnosed with depression

Nick Barlow
8 min readSep 1, 2022

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A man walks into a doctor’s office and says “doctor, doctor, I think I have depression.”

That was me, a year ago today. I didn’t get a punchline, but I did get a prescription. It helped.

Amazing how easy it is to break the last year down into a few simple sentences, isn’t it? Thirty-six words there, and it tells my story. Misses out a lot of the nuance, of course, but gets to the heart of the story. I had a problem, I told the doctor what…

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Nick Barlow

Former academic and politician, now walking, cycling and working out what comes next. https://linktr.ee/nickbarlow