Quotations

The Abyss (Quote regarding depression)

Because depression is so unpleasant and so impairing, it may be difficult to imagine that there might be another way of thinking about it; something this bad must be a disease. Yet the defect model causes problems of its own. Some sufferers avoid getting help because they are leery of being branded as defective. Others get help and come to believe what they are repeatedly told in our system of mental health: that they are deficient. . . . People still feel inclined to whisper when they talk about depression. Depression has no β€œRace for the Cure”; this condition rarely spawns dance marathons, car washes, or golf tournaments. Consequently, the lacerating pain of depression remains uncomfortably private.

– Jonathan Rottenberg

 

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The Depths: The Evolutionary Origins of the Depression Epidemic Author: Jonathan Rottenberg

The Depths: The Evolutionary Origins of the Depression Epidemic
Author: Jonathan Rottenberg

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