I can relate. For the last several weeks, all I seem to be able to do is gasp, "I think I'm better now." A daily hour of high intensity light and a lot of carbs seem to help. But sheesh...this is supposed to be the low stress lifestyle!
Well, I don't think they are horrible. The first thing I thought when I first was at Elephant & Castle was, "wow, this is it". Maybe because it really contains all the sordid melancholy cities represent for me. I think a photograph like yours really does show it in all its (sad) beauty.