Deepika Padukone talked about her depression in KBC

Deepika Padukone has talked about her journey through mental illness during one show of KBC. She has talked about this on one question of Amitabh Bachchan.

During one episode of KBC Amitabh Bachchan has asked about Deepika Padukone’s journey through her medical illness. Deepika Padukone said,”  was diagnosed with depression in 2014. I used to feel weird that people don’t talk about it. It was a stigma and people don’t even know much about it. During that time, I realized that if I am experiencing this, then there would be many people out there facing depression as well. My ambition in life was that if I could save just one life, then my purpose was solved. We have come a long way now”.

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When Amitabh Bachchan asked her that, did she know that she was suffering from mental illness. She said,” Suddenly mujhe aise laga ki mere paet main Ek ajeeb sa feeling hota tha, Ek khaalipan mein mehsoos karti thi (I used to get a very weird feeling like there was an emptiness inside me). I didn’t feel like going to work or meeting anybody. (Deepika Padukone) I did not want to go out. I didn’t feel like doing anything. Many times, I don’t know if I should say this but I didn’t feel like living anymore. I felt like I had no purpose”.

After this, she said that how she started taking treatment for mental illness. She said .” My parents had come to visit me in Mumbai from Bengaluru once. So, when they were leaving for the airport, I started crying suddenly. My mother noticed that there was something wrong with me. She felt something was off with the way I was crying. It was not the usual cry. The way I was crying, it was like a cry for help. She asked me to visit a psychiatrist. I did that and recovered after many months. But mental health is something that you can’t forget about even after you recover. It is something you have to take care of. I have introduced some lifestyle changes now”.

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