James Middleton has talked about his battle with depression.
The 31-year-old British businessman has revealed how he hid it from his family and turned to therapy to help him cope.
Kate Middleton’s younger brother explained how he felt like ‘a complete failure’ as his mental heath deteriorated.
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He was also diagnosed with Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) but managed to turn his life around after receiving treatment.
Middleton dubbed his depression ‘the cancer of the mind’ as he struggled to function and sleep properly.
He revealed: “Each night sleep eluded me. A cacophony of imaginary noises rang in my head. It felt as if ten different radio stations were competing for airtime and the din was ceaseless and wearying.
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“During the day I’d drag myself up and go to work, then just stare with glazed eyes at my computer screen, willing the hours to tick by so I could drive home again. Debilitating inertia gripped me. I couldn’t respond to the simplest message so I didn’t open my emails.
“I couldn’t communicate, even with those I loved best: my family and close friends.”
Middleton decided to change his life in December 2017, however, he hit a new low before that breakthrough happened.
“So just over a year ago — in December 2017 — after enduring a progressive deterioration in my mental health over 12 months, I packed my dogs into my car and, telling no one where I was going, drove to a wild part of the Lake District I’ve loved since I was a child.
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“In the days before, I’d finally confronted the fact that I couldn’t cope any longer, that I wasn’t all right; that I desperately needed help. And this recognition led to a sort of calm: I knew if I accepted help there would be hope. It was a tiny spark of light in the darkness.”
After he started getting treatment he was diagnosed with Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) and he began to understand his behavior.
Middleton had been diagnosed with dyslexia as a child but now he had other symptoms to deal with.
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He added: “And it was a revelation when I was told I …
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