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Comedian and actor Jim Carrey has struggled with depression for much of his adult life, and was on antidepressants for “a long time.”
"There are peaks, there are valleys. But they're all kind of carved and smoothed out, and it feels like a low level of despair you live in,” Jim told 60 Minutes in 2004.
“You're not getting any answers, but you're living OK. And you can smile at the office. You know? But it's a low level of despair.”
The actor, famous for films like The Truman Show and Bruce Almighty said he decided to go off Prozac, as well as swearing off all alcohol, drugs, and even coffee.
He subsequently added wheat, dairy, sugar and soda to his list of things to avoid.
In a 2013 interview with The Mirror Jim said he occasionally slipped up and returned to the things he has sworn to cut out of his life.
“I veer off the road every once in a while and take the off-ramp into a bad neighbourhood and live there for a while, but it’s not usually very long,” he said.
“Everything starts to go wrong and you can only stay in that mode for a short time if you’re awake and sober and looking at the universe.”
The 52-year-old is very spiritual, and in his 60 Minutes interview talked about “hanging out with Buddha and Krishna and all those guys.”
“It all comes down to the same thing. You’re in a loving place, or you’re in an unloving place.”