Debunking Depression: Myth #1 — Depression looks like this

Most people think depression looks a certain way; the truth is–it doesn’t.

Contrary to what your System 1 tells you, depression does not LOOK like any one thing. There is no phenotype of depression. To help you appreciate this fact, read the incredibly sad story of Madison Holleran HERE

As you read the article on Madison’s Story, consider the following questions: (1) How does’ Madison’s “social self” differ from our concept of a “depressed person”? (2) What “issues of diagnosis” reliability or validity were at play for Madison? (3) What specific “myths” of depression were either debunked (broken) or upheld by this piece?



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