Since writing and posting the discussion on depression, Scientific American magazine has published an excellent article reviewing depression. It goes over a lot of material which I presented but it more specifically addresses the DSM criteria for the diagnosis and also discusses the probable increased number of folks diagnosed with depression due to changes in criteria for same.
It further discusses medication in more detail than I presented and also presents a fairly cogent argument that too many Americans are medicated with antidepressants.
Here is the link: Scientific American Magazine article on Depression
Copy/ paste into your browser.– www.sciam.com/article.cfm?id=the-medicated-americans
It is well worth reading and I highly recommend it.