The Medication of Sadness (Robert DeRubeis, PhD)

The Medication of Sadness (Robert DeRubeis, PhD)

Project Description

Recent decades have seen progressively more inclusive definitions of depression in psychiatry, with less severe mood-related problems being classified as depression and correspondingly more patients treated with antidepressant medications.  In this lecture Professor DeRubeis analyzes these trends and some of the factors that contribute to them, including drug companies, the FDA, healthcare finance and awareness regarding nonmedical therapies.

Slides for this video can be found here.