Depression in Culture
In the American culture, depression is being viewed by the masses in an increasingly distorted way. Used as a rationalization for many people when they reflect upon their lives, depression is not only over diagnosed, but also falsely projected as trivial. We are in a stage of incomplete research, because depression research isn’t being invested in as much as it should be. After researchers found out what chemical imbalances coincided with depression and other researchers were able to make a pill to counteract this imbalance, most businesses were done investing. There is still reseach on why people get depressed and the numbers of depressed people all around the world, but not enough research has been done to ensure concrete diagnostic practices.