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.”
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