Truths and Myths About Depression

Truths and Myths about Depression.Disclaimer:  The information I provide in this blog and podcast are not to be construed as medical advice.  Before making any changes, you should consult with your doctor.

This material is my opinion, based in research and experience.  It may or may not apply to you.

Now that I have THAT out of the way, this week begins a short series on dealing with depression.  If you or a loved on suffers from depression, I hope you will find this information useful.  If you do, please share it with others.

Depression is a major health issue.  According to the World Health Organization, it affects over 120 million people.  In the United States alone, in a recent year, there were over 30 million people using a prescription antidepressant.

There is no doubt, depression is very real.

After that, the information becomes murky and confusing.  Is it a disease?  Is it a moral defect?  Is it a thought problem?  Is it a chemical imbalance?

The answer is not so easy.

Nor is the treatment.

In this week’s podcast, I examine some of the truths and myths about depression.  Please listen.

**Links to information as discussed in the podcast:

The Chemical Imbalance Myth

Do Anti Depressants Work or Don’t They?

Why Antidepressants Are No Better Than Placebos

 

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