Manufacturing Depression

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Like millions of Americans, psychotherapist and author Gary Greenberg suffers from depression.  In his new book, Manufacturing Depression: The Secret History of a Modern Disease, Greenberg examines how sadness became labeled as a disease that could be medicated.  He wonders if in fact, what doctors call depression is often a natural reaction to the modern world. This hour, a conversation with Gary Greenberg on his own struggles as a patient and a therapist to understand what it means to medicalize our unhappiness.

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