The Misunderstood Epidemic

The Misunderstood Epidemic


DVD - 2010
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This documentary is an intimate look at how depression affects its victims and their families. The film explores through first-hand accounts how depression can happen to anyone regardless of age, race, or socioeconomic background. One by one the topics are addressed in candid detail: symptoms; suicide; the stigma and lack of understanding; the stress in families and relationships; the loss of ability to work. The film also discussed the pros and cons of medication, different types of therapy, and support groups. It contains uplifting advice to families and friends of people who are depressed. It inspires hope for happiness and a path to get better.
Publisher: [United States] : IronZeal Films, 2010
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (57 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in
Alternative Title: Depression


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Jun 18, 2016

I think it's a very good documentary. I found that Kathy's sharing & that of her husband was so insightful. It makes me wonder how many marriages out there have a similar situation but aren't aware of the fact that depression is a major factor in their marital problems.
Peter Farrow (of Peter, Paul & Mary) also shares. So great that a public figure would be honest about his own challenges with depression!
There are some good tips such as GRAPES.

Jun 21, 2011

Very interesting. Several people were interviewed - those with depression and those who have lost someone due to depression.

What it misses are that exercise and having a purpose do help.


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