In my own odyssey through this valley of shadows I have mulled over three approaches – between them, they offer a pathway to a wider societal cure.
Drugs alone won’t cure the epidemic of depression. We need strategy
The Guardian article below is from Mark Rice-Oxley, author of Underneath the Lemon Tree: A Memoir of Depression and Recovery:
“It’s become as inevitable as the rise and rise of global temperatures or the perennial high-water mark of examination grades: another year, another record number of antidepressants dispensed by doctors up and down the country. This is one of those trends that should be both celebrated and castigated in equal measure. Celebrated, because at last we found something that can help some people deal with an insidious, depleting, often ruinous clinical condition. Castigated because if antidepressants are the answer, we’re not asking the right question. …”
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