From today’s New York Times: “Long-term use of antidepressants is surging in the United States, according to a new analysis
Women who feel depressed often see this as a purely personal struggle, believing they have a “chemical imbalance”. They may feel burdened and alone, and responsible and/or guilty for their depression.
In fact, depression is rarely a simple personal affair. Most often, the roots of depression can be found in that person’s intimate relationship sphere, where important parts of our happiness/unhappiness live. Here’s one woman’s story of how she moved from depression to owning her own power.
Check out this thought-provoking article from The New York Times by psychiatrist Julie Holland. She notes how women are given psychiatric medications nearly