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Depression: Out of the Shadows
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Many Americans are keeping an important, possibly deadly secret: depression. Approximately 15 million American adults live with this devastating disease which affects all age, race, gender, and socioeconomic groups. Through the voices and stories of people living with depression and interviews with scientists, Depression: Out of the Shadows provides a portrait of the disease never before seen on American television.
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This presentation makes very clear that depression has many forms, many treatments and that not everything works for everyone. It interviews people from all walks of life who have (and have had) despressive episodes -- including teens, adults and older adults, black, white, gay, straight, etc. The DVD addresses depression that is "caused" by trauma, post-partum depression, and depression which seems to come from nowhere.
This is an excellent introduction to the world of depression. It would be particularly useful for watching with someone who knows little about depression and/or some who has some misconceptions or mis-information about the topic.
Importantly, the presentation does not advocate any particular treatment, but instead explores how some sufferers have used medication, others used talk therapy, some used shock treatment, some used in patient treatment, and some used a combination of these. A key point that is well made is that most who have used medication find that they must try several different medications before they find one that works well for them.