The First Prescription

I don’t know much about the subject of depression, but I do know that yesterday I took an elderly relative (who’s showing signs of mild depression) to her doctor.  Without even asking about the social and environmental aspects of her life, the doctor immediately prescribed her an anti-depressant. Have we become lazy? When research shows that exercise, socializing, singing, meditation, and finding purpose in life can remedy depression, shouldn’t these be the first prescriptions?

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