I was about 10 when I was diagnosed with Major Depression, one of three types of depressive disorders. Disthymic and Adjustment disorder are the other two. It was something that until recently I was embaressed to talk about, especially since I found out that some people think it's something drug companies made up. Some of it is, that much is obvious, but a lot of it isn't. In fact evidence of depression has been around since ancient times. Of course it went by different names.