Depression and HSP: Any Kinship?

I don’t know how much of a stigma still surrounds clinical depression.  I do know, however, how it feels to go through it.  I know how it feels not to be able to envision ever being anything other than in a state of depression.

Upcoming posts about depression will be a bit of a deviation from our regularly scheduled Highly-Sensitive programming, but I didn’t want to start a whole new blog for this topic.  I wouldn’t be surprised to know that other HSPs have also experienced depression at some time or another.

One thing I’d be curious to know:  if you, as an HSP, have ever experienced a period of depression, was it before or after you recognized that you are a Highly Sensitive Person?  

It’s barely been two months that I’ve acknowledged being an HSP.  My period of depression was about 7 years ago.  This is making me wonder whether the depression would have been so strong, if I had already been aware of the HSP and had been taking emotionally-protective measures.