Philosophical views of and for Depression
As higher and higher percentages of the populace are diagnosed with depression, it seems pills just aren’t enough. For some people it’s a miracle drug, but for most it’s another way that they can pour money into pharmaceutical companies. A recent study has proven that placebos barely work in most cases and that antidepressants work much better as a secondary treatment or along with other treatment, such as exercise. Although it is proven that an altered lifestyle is the best way to get on the road of recovery for depression, marketing has wiggled its way into advertizing the disorder. At www.neverdepressedagain.com you can find an advertisement claim that says your depression will be cured in 3 minutes with this activity. Although they may make some money from desperate depressed people, marketing is confusing the public. No-one seems to understand that depression is a disorder, a unique predisposition that will never fully go away. People who suffer from depression are plainly more susceptible to depressed and hopeless feelings because of chemical composition and most of these marketing scams aren’t going to do anything for people who purchase them. Marketing is making the question “Do I have depression?” ubiquitous and commonplace. So what if someone likes to sleep all day or they procrastinate? People can do these things without having depression. The questions that sellers ask, however, are so general that it makes people believe that they may have depression. This way they can convince more people they are depressed and that they need to buy their product. Media affects everything and apparently that doesn’t exclude disorders like depression.