Synopsis by Rose of Sharon Winter
This program is part of the popular investigative series on HBO America Undercover. This episode is a study of an American epidemic: depression. People with depression often suffer for years untreated for the symptoms of this debilitating disease. Failure to recognize the problem as an illness, or fear of social stigma are two of the reasons why so many people go without help. Clinical psychologists offer insights on ways to cope with and overcome severe depression. Mike Wallace and William Styron are among the celebrities presented on the show to talk about their successful recovery from this widespread mental disorder.
depression, disease, struggle