Friday, January 27, 2023

Tag: depression prevalence

In Defense of Healthy Depression

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With the increasing medicalization of depression, and as more and more physicians see the treatment of depression as falling under their purview, it is imperative to distinguish between actual clinical depression and "healthy depression" — the adaptive and expectable responses to distressing life events that signal a need for rethinking one's life and recalibrating one's self-perceptions and emotions.

Estimates of Depression Prevalence are Exaggerated, Study Finds

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New research demonstrates that common methods for estimating depression prevalence lead to overestimation and exaggerated statistics.