Constant Depression

What Nose Up... Must Come Down Season 1, Ep 7 12/23/2013 Views: 1,839

As Brody adjusts to his medication, he falls into a deep depression. (2:24)

Well, I'm here in my apartment.

Did I mention thatI'm heavily doped up?

I started worrying about Brodywhen he moved to Hollywood...

because you could just tell...

his whole being was like justthis constant depression.

I'm living in a buildingwith a bunch of tweekersand domestic violence-ers.

I live in a [BLEEP] hole.

When do I get the nice car?When do I get the hybrid?

When do I get off thisgosh-dang air mattress?

Well, with the bipolarphase of depression...

this one is much moreendogenous or chemical.

It is very, very deep,and it takes a lot to pullthemselves out of it.

Brody was reallyin a dark place.

There was the mania, and then wewere warned of the depression.

CAMERA (O.S.):Got it?All right, ready, Brody?


He was weak.

He seemed tired.

It was like he had lostthat positive edge.

You know, the things that youknow, somebody would wantto look out for...

is that lack of motivation.

This, what we call anhedonia,this inability to experiencepleasure.

Possibly you know whatdepression feels like.Yes, I do.

And I think he thoughtthat was gonna be how hislife was gonna be.

And I think that gothim depressed.

Why am I here? There's sirens,there's domestic issues.

Just the other day, I hearda guy and a lady arguing...

screaming at the top of herlungs. It frightened me.

The first time that I saw him,he started crying...

these tears of--you could just see therewas some pain in his life.

Isolated from people,I cried daily.

For the first time, he actuallythought about saying...

I think I may needto go back in.

I think I need help,I'm having weird thoughts.

Very depressing thoughts aboutmaybe not wanting to be around.

Suicide, I had dark thoughts.

You know, we all can get down,and we can all get sad, theseare deeper thoughts than that.

When left untreated, it couldpotentially lead to, in worsecase scenario, death.

We were all very concerned thathe wasn't gonna be able to pullhimself back out of it.

I think it affected himso much...

that I really thought we wouldnever see him as a comic again.