There are other ways to understand and interpret Depression. I myself have written on this subject here on several chapters (Chap. I, Chap. II, and Chap. III). This theme deserves access to as many people as possible in order to give it back new and better perspectives than the classical medical monolithic representation. The following videos are in English, in some cases, it is possible to add subtitles. I’m sorry for my french readers, but in some aspect, the Anglo-Saxons are still one subway ahead of us…
1) An additional new way of seeing Depression…
Depression is a disease of civilization: Stephen Ilardi at TEDxEmory!
2) Interesting alternative ways of seeing Depression. Not everything is coming from the brain, but what is going on in the brain is certainly the reflection of what is going on in your life, in your family and in society… I’ll add that Depression is the reflection of what is going on in your mere existence.
Rethinking How We Understand and Treat Depression: Charles Reason at TEDxTucsonSalon!
3) Poignant testimony of a true experience of Depression…
We Need to Talk About Depression: Darryl Neher at TEDxBloomington!
4) A nice other TED about Depression and its link with the existential absence of meaning in Life, as modern society appeared to develop more and more meaningless ways of being in this world. I particularly like his conclusion, which gives new light on the old preconceptions about depression.
TEDxMaribor – Neel Burton – The Anatomy of Melancholy: Can depression be good for you?
5) Suicide, let’s talk about it! Often the last stage of « depression » as the ultimate manifestation of a deep existential impasse. Testimony!