Clinical depression – major, post-partum, atypical, melancholic, persistent

Clinical depression – major, post-partum, atypical, melancholic, persistent

You’ve probably come out of a particularly sad movie and said something like: “Man, that was depressing.” In this case, you’re talking about how, at that moment, the movie made you feel sad, discouraged, hopeless, or anxious. You probably wouldn’t say something like: “Man, that movie was clinically depressing.” The latter expression refers to a…

5 Myths about Mental Illnesses

5 Myths about Mental Illnesses

[intro] A man by the name of Thomas Szasz published a book in 1961 called, The Myth of Mental Illnesses, discussing his believe that mental illnesses were unnecessary diagnosis used to excuse the behavior of moral and socially deficient people. Some people still have this view of mental illnesses, but the majority of the public…