Like "I have never suffered anything like that, but I understand they are very debilitating. Rational thinking kind of goes out the window during one. It's great that you have found a way to combat it on your own. That is very telling of the strength you have to work through this. You should be very proud. I used to have a hard time really getting "depression" or other things that I always kind of felt we should be able to "pull ourselves up by the boot straps" with. I am learning to find more compassion for those who suffer with it as I have had friends and family who do. I do tend to use some tough love on some of it, but other parts I have to leave to people who understand it better. The last thing I want to do is say or do something that would make it worse. It's great you have a caring doctor. I hope that he is able to guide you in a good direction to help you overcome it."