'Breakfast' about 'Depression'

Wednesday, 06 April 2011 14:31


Program: Breakfast
Wednesday 28 January 2004

Winston Churchill called his frequent bouts of depression his 'Black Dog'.

He wasn't alone, of course. We now know that depression affects millions of people. In fact, the World Health Organization predicts that by 2020 it will be the second-leading cause of disability in the world after heart disease.

Dr Dorothy Rowe, who's just been named as one of the fifty wisest people in the United Kingdom, sees depression a bit differently. A psychologist and author of Depression: The Way Out of Your Prison. She believes that antidepressant drugs have not lived up to their promise and that a cure for depression lies in learning to live wisely. We speak to Dr Rowe who is back in Australia for a short visit.

Depression: The Way out of Your Prison
Author: Dorothy Rowe
Publisher: Distributed in Australia by Palgrave Macmillan

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