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Jens Dendoncker reflects on his depression: “I no longer see any future prospects” |  Ltd

Jens Dendoncker reflects on his depression: “I no longer see any future prospects” | Ltd

In an interview with “Het Nieuwsblad”, Jens Dendoncker now recalls the depression he faced a few years ago. The presenter remembers well: “One day I woke up completely stuffed and couldn't even take a shower.” “My body was blocked and I knew I needed help.”

Shortly thereafter, Dendoncker was admitted to psychiatry. In total, the Flemish comedian was there for just under three months. “It was mainly therapy that helped me,” says Jens. The fact that the comedian was in such a deep state at the time was partly due to his epileptic seizures. “I no longer see any future prospects. Now, this feeling, which was sitting deep, has not returned since then. I have to thank my therapist for that.”

The presenter is now performing much better across the board. His last seizure occurred just before New Year's. Moreover, Jens attacks are much fewer than before. “Now I have about five to six attacks a year. In my teenage years it was about every day and a half. I also recover faster than before.” He said that he did not expect that he would now return to this activity again. “I think that's crazy, too. Because that's what depression does: Your mind starts thinking that you'll never be able to get out of it.

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