Depression isn’t new, but its prevalence certainly is.
I wonder why? There has to be some cause, some reason why it affects so many when historically that seems not to have been the case.
My guess is that the narrative of depression – that it is something that just is – is not correct. My hypothesis is that depression is caused by a proliferation of choices in the modern world.
No, my prescription isn’t to roll back modernity, and yes I do think depression is a real thing.
But like a lot of real things understanding the actual reasons for it occurring, even if those are uncomfortable, is necessary for treating it.