My partner is a 71 year old male who has struggled with bouts of deep, disabling despression and panic anxiety
attacks since his early 20's. He didn't really understand what was happening and pretty much kept it to himself, fearing that he was going crazy and that it was a secret he had to hide from the world. He was married for 27 years and had a strong marriage, sadly, his wife died in 1998, six weeks after being diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. This, understandably, shattered his world.