History of Treating Depression

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Depression first entered the diagnostic manual just over 50 years ago. Psychoanalysis was often the treatment then, yet many suffered in silence. Today, millions of Americans are treated, often with antidepressants. Join NPR's Neal Conan and his guests to examine the medical and social evolution of treating depression.


Joanne Silberner
*NPR's health policy correspondent

Andrew Solomon
*Author of The Noonday Demon: An Atlas of Depression



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