The question is from 2011, but still relevant:
All of the threads here deal with fisical health issues and I was missing a discussion about psychic problems and the camino.
I already did a camino and from what I experienced there and read in this and other forums, it seems to me that these issues are almost a taboo.
The reason for a peregrination often is unhappiness with the current living conditions and search for an inner change. So it might be almost logic that not everyone is profoundly equilibrated and in mental peace.
I found the camino more psychical than fisically demanding. A huge part of how you feel is decided in your head…
Would you recommend doing the camino to someone who suffers from a depression/ panic attacks/ or other disorders?
Read the responses here on Mental Health Issues and the Camino de Santiago here on the Camino Forum.