Depression: What is fact and what is fiction?


Considering how common depression is (over 16 million adults in the US are affected), it is astonishing how many myths surround depression. 

"Depression isn't a real illness."

"You can just snap out of it."

"If your parent had depression, you will inherit it too."

"Depression will eventually go away without treatment."

In your experience, do these claims ring true?

You may have heard opinions, and sometimes misinformation, about depression from family, friends, online sources, the news, or social media.

For many people, controversies, conflicting narratives, and at times charged discourse leave them struggling to separate fiction from fact.

Myths, facts, and solutions

separate myths and fiction from facts about depression In her book, Depression Solutions, Maria Lloyd, LMFT, provides a clear explanation of clinical depression and offers a wide array of solutions to meet the diverse needs and experiences of affected individuals.

My take is that Depression Solutions doesn't offer one-size-fits-all solutions. Whether you are struggling with depression for the first time, or have encountered multiple bouts of depression throughout your life, Maria's book will speak to your heart and provide new insights to cope. 

While Depression Solutions is informative and thorough, it also offers hope and encouragement for readers in their journey towards healing. If your loved one is battling depression, this book arms you with the information you need to help. 

About the author

In addition to being a published author, Maria works in private practice specializing in treating depression and post-partum depression. She provides therapy in Ladara Ranch CA and offers online sessions.

If you or your loved one needs help, contact Maria today.

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09 Jul 2018


By Maria Lloyd

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