I was happy to come across the videos I am posting here. It is good to know that there is an initiative to educate and counteract pop culture and media propaganda about antidepressant medications as the “cure-all” “quick-fix” for depression. I am not saying that medication is not helpful (It is especially helpful for some forms of severe depression and when combined with therapy), what I am saying is that it is definitely not a “cure-all” or a “quick-fix” for depression.
“Hundreds of studies have found that psychotherapy is an effective way to help people make positive changes in their lives. Compared with medication, psychotherapy has fewer side effects and lower instances of relapse when discontinued,” Katherine Nordal, PhD, executive director of professional practice at APA.
(Thess videos are part of the APA (American Psychological Association) initiative to “educate consumers about psychotherapy’s effectiveness and encourage them to ask their physicians about it as a treatment option”)