My 7 yr old grandson lives with me and was diagnosed with grave almost a year ago. He has been battling bouts of “sadness” lately. I had attributed it to not being able to see his mother, it never ocurred to me that the disease itself could be causing it. I took him to counseling to try to get a handle on it. I know alot about depression myself, having watched my youngest son die 2 years ago. My advice to you is to get a good support structure and talk, talk talk! Make sure you get out to walk or ride a bike – start keeping a journal of your feelings. Sometimes it helps just putting things on paper. It’s one way to get the emotions out of you. Make sure you keep your sense of humor. Laughter fights off the bad feelings.