They cautioned, however, that the magnitude of the interaction was small and may not be clinically significant
So Cassani chooses to overstate things.A co-author reported relationships with GAIA, a company that owns and developed one of the low-intensity interventions involved in the study.
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Before excessive drug treatments NIMH declared depression
A. The Natural Course of Depression
Prior to the widespread use of antidepressants, the National Institute of Mental Health told the public that people regularly recovered from a depressive episode, and often never experienced a second episode. As the NIMH’s Jonathan Cole wrote in 1964: “Depression is, on the whole, one of the psychiatric conditions with the best prognosis for eventual recovery, with or without treatment.” Given this understanding of the natural course of depression, the NIMH’s experts believed that antidepressants might shorten the time to recovery, but they wouldn’t be able to boost long-term recovery rates. The reason, explained Dean Schuyler, head of the depression section at the NIMH, in 1974, was that most depressive episodes “will run their course and teminate with virtually complete recovery without specific intervention.”
B. The Chronicity Problem Appears
Once psychiatrists began treating their depressed patients with antidepressants, at least a few observed that these patients, once they got better and stopped taking the drugs, regularly became depressed again. While the drugs might help people over the short-term, they were putting them onto a more chronic long-term path.
What approaches were used/provided to you in the years preceding being put on medication, & what approaches of healing did you personally try in those years?I was chronically depressed for years and years before I started on any kind of medication. Not that I think medication has solved anything for me. It hasn't.