The Sunday Magazine

Complicated Grief Disorder

Emelia Symington Fedy reflects on her long-time use of anti-depressant medication. They always seemed to work - until they didn't any more.

For years, Emelia Symington Fedy relied on anti-depressants - to help with the sadness of a break-up, for general anxiety. But the death of her mother, just after the birth of her first child, sent her into a spiral of grief that no medication could cure. That, it turned out, was a good thing.


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