- Big pharma didn’t invent depression as a means to make more money. Oh, I know…protest all you will, but it’s just not true.
- Depression has been around probably as long as humans have been. Yes, I know, I’m filling in a lot of holes with my imagination here, but I’m feeling bold.
- It must have really sucked to be “treated” for depression back then. Because…they probably didn’t have a lot of “treatments” that actually worked. And it probably involved things like leeches, bats-wings, and arsenic. Yes, the imagination again…but…I’m guessing I’m not far off (as I spark a new obsession with researching ancient and antique remedies for mental health maladies…)…
(To add a little accuracy, articulacy and more geek trivia: apparently Cromwell’s depression was religion induced and interestingly, some Protestants during certain time periods seem to have been more susceptible to depression and subsequent suicide…depression…a human companion of many origins…)