Some 30 million North Americans spend more than 10 billion dollars a year on anti-depressants. But is there really an epidemic of depression in North America? Or does it have more to do with drug marketing than medical science?
Dr. Gary Greenberg is a psychotherapist in Connecticut, and the author of a provocative new book called Manufacturing Depression: The Secret History of a Modern Disease. In it, he asks whether our prevailing sadness is really a disease that needs to be cured - or just the human condition. Hear him in conversation with guest host Alison Motluk on Quirks & Quarks.
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