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Depression: How To Overcome It

Depression: How to Overcome It: Putting It All Together

Wednesday, March 21, 2012 - 15:32

Contributing Author: Guy Slowik FRCS

Here is a summary of the important facts and information related to depression.

  • Depression is a medical illness linked to changes in the biochemistry of the brain.
  • Depression affects the mind, but this doesn't mean "it's all in your head."
  • Depression is not a weakness of character.
  • A clinically depressed person cannot simply "snap out of it" any more than a person with an ulcer could simply will it away.
  • Depression is highly treatable in the vast majority of cases.
  • Sometimes psychotherapy or counseling is all that is needed.
  • There is also a wide array of effective antidepressant medications and alternatives.

Depression: How To Overcome It