Freud described depression as a shadow that falls across a person’s life. The shadow falling in a way that makes everything darker for that person. The solution as to why this happens for some requires a very precise understanding of what is happening inside the person at a very deep level. One must understand not only that this darkness obscuring one’s life, there also need to be an accounting of how this shadow is cast. Ultimately, one needs to arrive at a knowledge about this dynamic that has shut out the light.