As everyone knows, nothing can make a case of mild depression slightly less mild like breaking up with another mildly depressed person. Take it from Mandy Moore and Zach Braff, who have both given recent interviews to this effect:
Zach in Parade:
"I think I suffer from some form of mild depression."
Mandy in Jane:
"The breakup added to what I was going through, but it's not the complete reason," she says. "I've been going through this really crazy time in my life," she tells Jane. "I'm asking myself life-altering questions, like 'Who am I? Where do I fit in this world? What am I doing? What do I want to do? Am I living to my full potential?' "
Zach in some British newspaper we nexised:
"I'm from the school of thought that life is short. If there's a pill that can make you not feel depressed, suicidal or want to stay in your house all day, then take 10 of them.
And there you have our second set of Celebrity Depression Checklist Takeaways. To be truly depressed, you must be:
1. Reared in a society in which the legalization of massive pharamaceutical advertising has dovetailed with the existence of Tom Cruise to foster a near-total acceptance of pharmacology as the route to well-being.
2. Between the ages of 21 and 34. (Wait, are you between the ages of 21 and 34? Can our marketing department quote you on that?)