My lonely childhood reason for depression: Ashley Judd

May 27th, 2008 - 1:54 pm ICT by admin  

A file-photo of Michael Bolton

London, May 27 (IANS) Actress Ashley Judd says she suffered from depression ever since she was a child because she was left alone at home when her mother, singer Naomi, toured the world. Contactmusic.com reports that Judd went public with her battle against depression after she entered a programme at Shades of Hope Treatment Centre in Buffalo Gap, Texas in 2006, and now she admits she has always battled the blues.

She said: “I had a very unsafe and unstable childhood about 10 months out of the year. I didn’t have my normal, natural little-girl needs met. I was left on my own a great deal. There was a time when I skipped a whole week of school because my mum was on the road, I didn’t have a ride and I’d gotten ashamed of calling friends. I had my first childhood depression at eight - severe, intense, hole-in-the-soul loneliness. No one noticed.”

The star of “Double Jeopardy” had once dated crooner Michael Bolton and visited India to raise AIDS awareness.

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