Thanks you for “Attitude is Everything” and “Not Just Tremor” in the December 2012/January 2013 issue. Both articles address the need to manage depression in addition to neurologic disease. After meningioma surgery, my battle with depression was just as challenging as the meningioma symptoms and the recovery from surgery. Never having dealt with depression before, my feelings were hard to define at first. But when I realized I was experiencing depression, I found it manageable with therapy and antidepressant medication. Reaching out to a neuropsychologist and neuropsychiatrist was very helpful.
Glen Burnie, MD