"I have often had my patients with depression tell me that they wished they had a major physical illness like cancer because people would then treat them with more understanding. What they are trying to convey is the fact that depression is often not viewed as the serious illness that it is and they don’t get the understanding or support that they long for." ADAA member Suma Chand, MPhil, PhD authors this new public blog post on how to talk to your loved one who is suffering from depression.