CATEGORY: Literary POLEMICS

Marcus Trescothic: Coming Back To Me

I’ve come to Trescothic’s autobiography five years after its publication but I’m certain the key issues raised are more relevant than ever. Clinical Depression and mental illness generally are perpetually with us as is the taboo associated with them. The causes of clinical depression are complex to say the least, and there is no ready consensus around either its essence or its remedy. There probably is a kind of consensus that the causes of depression lay somewhere in an intricate but indeterminate cocktail of biological, genetic, psychological and social factors. Notions of a chemical imbalance, genetic predisposition, childhood trauma and attachment issues, and of course extreme anxieties around work, relationships and debt are all brought to the therapy table.

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