Trouble In Mind: Depression
Are you feeling just a little down, or is it the despairing blackness of Depression? Kate Jackson offer an insightful look into this mental disorder. Peter Keefe guides viewers through a dramatization of depression’s symptoms, including suicidal thoughts. Dr. Edward Shorter takes viewers on a journey of the history of depression, from the melancholia of the ancient Greeks to the affliction of the present. This episode also features Dr. Barry Martin who explains electro-convulsive therapy. Dr. Serge Beaulieu and Dr. Jacques Bradwejn discuss treatments including alternative medicine. Scientific animation helps viewers understand the workings of anti-depressive medications such as SSRIs, and Agnes Vandergang reveals how she deals with her depression so she can live a full and vibrant life. VHS (50 minutes).