Reading this article was pretty disturbing to me by opening my eyes more to this problem that is gripping our country. It is sad to think that so many people are in need of medication just to calm down their depression symptoms. I am glad this article was written because I do believe this is an issue that needs to be addressed and dealt with.
After reading the facts of what Dr. Gordon said about other ways to deal with your depression symptoms I would have to say I completely agree with him. Being a very active person I would consider myself pretty upbeat and depression free. Even most of the people I know who are also active in sports or working out don’t seem to be down as much as those who don’t. I am a fully believer in a healthy lifestyle leading to a healthy personality. Even studying this matter in my psychology class we learn that most depressed people surround themselves with negativity which in turn sinks them deeper in depression.
I think that education about this issue needs to be more of an importance. If one out of ten people are using medication for depression symptoms it is obviously becoming a huge problem for us.