I am at a loss as to why we leave it up to doctors to prescribe drugs for depression with the aim to just eliminating symptoms as if depression is a disease when actually I believe that depression is the subconscious being one step ahead of the conscious mind making the first step towards giving up behaviour and deliterious thinking that is no longer tenable to quality of life. Throughout our lives we struggle with many crises. We try to cling to behaviours and ways of thinking that are not good for our wellbeing. People need more than medication to address the reason for their depression and people need support, encouragement and understanding from appropriate practitioners to recognise what they are trying to throw away. Unfortunately some people cling to modes of behaviour their whole life because getting rid of such behaviour seems too mammoth a task to toss away. Of course medication is necessary when depression is first diagnosed so as to keep the individual safe but further professional consultation should be suggested for the long term benefit to the patient. This is my opinion only as I am not trained in psychology. I would be interested to hear the opinion of somebody more qualified than I am on this topic.