the good ole DSM-IV-TR will help us out. Criteria for depression: - Sad, Depressed mood, most of the day, nearly every day for two weeks or loss of interest and pleasure in the usual activities, plus at least 4 of the following: - Difficulties in sleeping (insomnia); not falling asleep initially, not returning to sleep after awakening in the middle of the night, and early morning awakenings; or, in some patients. a desire to sleep a great deal of the time. - Shift in activity level, becoming either lethargic (psychomotor retardation) or agitated. - Poor appetite and weight loss, or increased appetite and weight gain. - Loss of energy, great fatigue. - Negative self concept, self reproach and self-blame; feelings of worthlessness and guilt - Complaints or evidence of difficulty in concentrating, such as slow thinking and indecisiveness - Recurrent thoughts of death or suicide. Now I aint a psychologist, but I did study psychology and the DSM is the world renown psychology book, I also do not know T.O but a lot of the criteria doesn't seem to fit his personality (especially the self-blame part). He sounds more narcissistic or histrionic more so then depressed. although u can find any disorder in the DSM, read the criteria and think you have it.