Great survey on current thinking about this devastating, but so often treatable, illness. As another reviewer noted, don't skip the Jane Pauley interview of some experts at the end.
From my experience, I am a fan of long-term psychotherapy as a remedy for depression rooted in childhood trauma as the case of Dashaun Jiwe Morris indicated, although it does take patience and money (or good insurance, which also requires money). I do think meds may be warranted and helpful in certain cases, however, especially when needed for stabilization early in treatment even if not needed later as healing is progressing. I also have found the Swiss sociologist-psychologist Alice Miller's books helpful in understanding how childhood trauma produces adult depression. Terry Real, a U.S. psychotherapist, also has some good books that tackle especially well the issue of trauma to boys and how male-female dynamics in patriarchy have caused this but can be repatterned.
Although the DVD is excellent, the DVD might have been improved by looking more at the sociological issues such as:
1. Women's and minorities' lesser status (especially traditionally before the Civil Rights Movement and the Women's Movement but still, alas, true to some degree today - hopefully not forever) making them more prone to depression;
2. CEOs and other high-ranking people perhaps falling prey to a common fallacy in our cultural thinking that being at the top will fix everything in your life (when it in fact can make you more lonely, "it's lonely at the top," no?);
3. Workaholism being used as type of dysfunctional self-medication;
4. The fact that fathers can suffer from new infant depression too.
I also suspect our very wealthy country's focus on competitive achievement, especially in work environments, without setting any boundaries on this for parenting and family life for BOTH sexes, plays a huge role in this problem.
Maybe we'll fix this this century? To me fixing it would mean both (a) successfully treating more people who get it, and (b) preventing it more successfully by getting at some of the mother/father-attachment & support, family system and sociological issues that create it (as noted in the DVD, only 30% of depression appears to be genetic in origin; environmental causes trigger it and make it worse).