It's really interesting to see here how many people are suffering with depressive illnesses and weight gain. I'm bipolar so it's more difficult for me to know whether my eating habits are linked to my (permanent) condition or are just a part of my make-up. I know I'm an emotional eater but I don't have a tendency to go off my food when I'm manic (which is characteristic of a manic phase). So I'm just wondering if those of you with depression etc find that you binge when you're down or if you just have a tendency to eat more anyway? How do depression and/or medication affect your weight and diet? And do you have any secret weapons to combat emotional eating?