Depression needs to be treated like a physical illness — not a mental disability. With "mental disability" comes a stigma of weakness. So it's understandably something people have trouble admitting they have. But would people be less ashamed of their depression if it was regarded as a bodily condition? Because that's exactly what it is, according to a growing number of scientists.
George Slavich, a clinical psychologist at the University of California in Los Angeles told the Guardian, "I don't even talk about it as a psychiatric condition any more. It does involve psychology, but it also involves equal parts of biology and physical health."
In other words, depression has just as much to do with the body as it does with the mind. Continue reading.
Originally posted on Mind Body Green.
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