Rethinking Depression

Everything Matters: Beyond Meds

there is no such thing as a monolithic state called depression

I’m reposting this commentary and collection. I’ve added to both the commentary and the link collection since it was last posted. You can always find it in the drop-down navigation at the top of Beyond Meds — under “About” then “Depression.”

People often want to believe that depression has some distinct pathology. It does not. Clinical depression is very much a garbage pail term for feeling shitty and that may manifest in a large number of ways and have many different combinations of etiologies.

This was a popular status update on Facebook:

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Depression is always a mixture of many things…there is no such thing as a monolithic state called depression…the fact that people imagine that is the case, is a problem.

The biggest reason it’s a problem is because psychiatry did a criminal…

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