“Depression is not a specific disorder but a wide spectrum of problems, psychological and physiological, and the treatment of depression at any point in life must be based upon a full and comprehensive of all biological, psychological and psychosocial factors, as well as issues of personality and temperament,” Reiss said. “Treatment that is purely ‘symptom based’ is superficial and often a band-aid approach that can be temporarily helpful but often be counter-productive or even dangerous in the long run.”
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Reviewed March 8, 2012
by Michele Blacksberg RN
Edited by Jody Smith