My cousin is 35yr old married and has 2 kids. She got married at 19, was love marriage against parents wish. The man is from a different caste. Her mom was dead against it but dad somehow got convinced that she would be fine with him. Anyway, mom too gave up and yielded to the daughter's desire to get married to this guy. Now, she has 13yr old and 9yr kids. In between both the kids she had a miscarriage. Ok that was long back and she has gotten over this trauma of miscarriage through counseling and medication. Her husband was short tempered and very stingy economically. She is from a really well to do family and he is from middle class family. He has no mother and his dad died couple of years after their marriage. He has a sister in US and brother in India. This guy is the eldest of all. Now, he has managed his anger considerably and is far far better than earlier...she says. They have a huge house. Dh has good job, kids are bright young and happy souls. He will buy her anything she wants and is understanding and behaving better than before....... All this I came to know only becos she told me. Lately, she has not been calling me and so I decided to go and see her. She looks so sick now. When I asked her she told me she is taking medication for depression. I asked her what is the reason for her depression and she says she does not know. It has been happening to her often. And now she is on sleep medicines since she does not get sleep for 2 days straight. I actually got scared hearing all this. I asked her to take 2nd opinion of another doctor. She said she did and both the doctors say she is undergoing depression. Really, I cannot figure out why she is so depressed. I asked her what she is constantly thinking about or what is bothering her. She says she does not know but her mind is always restless. Can you tell me what could be the cause of this depression? I can give you inputs about her family life if you need any info to draw conclusion.