Celebrities: Are they more prone to depression?

Celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain and fashion designer Kate Spade killed themselves in the past week.
Celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain and fashion designer Kate Spade killed themselves in the past week.PHOTOS: AFP, EPA-EFE

SINGAPORE - During one of the lowest periods in her life, local TV actress Eelyn Kok locked herself in her bedroom, kept crying in bed, went without showering for weeks and thought about killing herself.

Knowing that something was wrong, the then 23-year-old rookie actress searched online for the symptoms of depression. Most of the signs - persistent sadness, difficulty falling asleep and feelings of worthlessness - fit her to a T.

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