“The madness of depression is the antithesis of violence. It is a storm indeed, but a storm of murk. Soon evident are the slowed-down responses, near paralysis, psychic energy throttled back close to zero. Ultimately, the body is affected and feels sapped, drained.”
“But I don’t want to go among mad people,' Alice remarked.
'Oh, you can’t help that,' said the Cat. 'We’re all mad here. I’m mad. You’re mad.'
'How do you know I’m mad?' said Alice.
'You must be,” said the Cat. 'or you wouldn’t have come here.”
“I look at it very much like depression, ... All of us can get depressed. If somebody dies in the family, and you don't get depressed, there's something wrong with you. But there's a small percentage of people who have major depressive disorders. It's the same kind of thing with bulimia and anorexia; it's a spectrum.”