Hektoen International

A Journal of Medical Humanities

Tag: Melancholy

  • Emptiness Melancholia: depression sweet depression

    Camila Machado Minas Gerais, Brazil   Ophelia, 1851 John Everett Millais. Oil on Canvas. Tate Britain, London, United Kingdom The opposite of depression is not happiness, but vitality.1 – Andrew Solomon   Vitality had seemed to seep away from me through the years, stopping me from feeling joy, sadness, affection, and love. I felt empty…