Peter Kramer

Feb. 05, 2010

'Manufacturing Depression'

Millions of Americans take antidepressant medications. But how did that come to be, and does such widespread use of antidepressants serve a real medical need?

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Jul. 25, 2008

Treating Depression

In this segment, we'll talk about what depression is and what can be done about it. Conventional therapies for depression involve medications and talk therapy, often used in combination. But is that approach the only way out of depression?

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