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Effective Treatment of Depression Involves More Than Drugs

One health advocacy group estimates about 19 million Americans suffer from depression. We speak with therapist and psychologist David Peters about diagnosing clinical depression and a wide range of tr

Effective Treatment of Depression Involves More Than Drugs

Tom Fudge: Everybody gets depressed every once in a while. That's what we tell ourselves and what tell our friends. It's part of the language we use. But there's depression and then there's depression . Clinical depression is recognized by the medical community as a mental illness that can have a severe impact on a person's life. One advocacy group, Mental Health American, estimates there are 19 million people in the U.S. with depression, and 16 million who use antidepressants.

Guest

  • David Peters , licensed family therapist with a private practice in San Diego.