fatnews.com Home page  >  Article | Previous article | Next article



  • Categories of Articles
  • Summary View
  • Headline View
  • Archive of Quotes
  • Contact Us
  • Follow @fatnews

    Before antidepressants were used, people with depression usually got better without intervention

    Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
    Sunday, June 19, 2016 9:45 am Email this article

    Before antidepressants were used, people with depression, even with major depression, usually got better noted author and journalist Robert Whitaker in a 2010 interview that he did with Joseph Mercola, DO.

    He noted that in 1974, Dean Skyler, head of the depression section at the National Institutes of Mental Health wrote, “Most depressive episodes will run their course and terminate with virtually complete recovery without specific intervention.”

    Whitaker noted that someone else wrote, “Depression is on a whole, one of the psychiatric conditions with the best prognosis for eventual recovery with or without treatment. Most depressions are self-limited.”

    Robert Whitaker’s Book

    Robert Whitaker is the author of the wonderful book Anatomy of an Epidemic: Magic Bullets, Psychiatric Drugs, and the Astonishing Rise of Mental Illness in America .

    Articles on the same subject can be found here:


    Please feel free to share your comments about this article.




    Please enter the word you see in the image below:

    Remember my personal information

    Notify me of follow-up comments?

    © Copyright 2003-2021 - Larry Hobbs - All Rights Reserved.