Depression: Beyond the Darkness (1990)

Genres - Health & Fitness  |   Sub-Genres - Illnesses & Disabilities, Medicine  |   Run Time - 50 min.  |   Countries - United States   |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Synopsis by Sally Barber

Depression: Beyond the Darkness offers a forthright look at this illness which affects as many as 20 million Americans. The documentary explores the physiological aspects of the malady, misconceptions surrounding depression, its affect on individuals of all ages, and how to cope with the illness. Candid interviews with mental health workers and sufferers of depression provide insight and understanding into this long-misunderstood disease. The video also examines in-depth the pros and cons of various treatment forms. Therapies addressed include antidepressant drugs, psychoanalysis, and shock treatment. Hugh Downs hosts.



depression, disease, drugs, health, psychoanalysis, understanding