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Depression: Out of the Shadows
Depression Out of the Shadows
Genres: Special Interests, Television, Educational, Documentary
UR     2008     2hr 0min

Many Americans are keeping an important, possibly deadly secret: depression. Approximately 15 million American adults live with this devastating disease which affects all age, race, gender, and socioeconomic groups. Throug...  more »


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Genres: Special Interests, Television, Educational, Documentary
Sub-Genres: Health, Television, Educational, Documentary
Studio: Pbs Paramount
Format: DVD - Color,Widescreen - Closed-captioned
DVD Release Date: 06/10/2008
Release Year: 2008
Run Time: 2hr 0min
Screens: Color,Widescreen
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 9
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

Relevant and Worthwhile
cat kat | Washington State | 05/27/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)

"While some of the information in this DVD has been around for a while, there is also quite a bit of new, interesting data included. Yes, depression has a stigma and often needs to be talked about in an open, treatment-minded style. I found the work on brain surgery as a treatment for some types of depression very interesting. Since I am a college student studying attachment theories and post-partum depression, I particularly found the work done with babies and mothers interesting and relevant. PBS shows are seldom a waste of time, and the discussion by a CEO from The Fortune 100 business world was worth the price of this DVD. I recommend it."
Opened our eyes about depression being an illness
dips165 | Falmouth, ME USA | 04/14/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Our 19yr. old daughter has been going through depression with some ocd. We have been trying to get her to seek counseling but wants to try to battle this on her own for now. It seems her depression comes and goes in a cycle every few months since Sept. Watching this video has given my husband and myself more insight and information about the illness. We especially liked the info. that Jane Pauley gave at the end. I just hope my daughter will consider watching this also. I would recommend this to anyone that is seeking more info. on depression because it gives real life accounts of people's situations."
This movie "Tells it like it is", from the point of view of
Linda E. Dewey MD | Michigan, USA | 05/07/2010
(5 out of 5 stars)

"What can I say that others haven't already expressed very eloquently? The movie reviews the diagnosis of Depression, along with most of the treatments currently available, and most importantly, includes excellent interviews with a wide variety of people from all walks of life, who suffer with this illness. Because of my own history with this illness, this was an extremely ACCURATE AND COMPASSIONATE documentary. I feel, in fact, that it should be shown in "health education" classes in high schools, just as we have "sex education". Many young people suffer from mental illness, but have no way to identify it, or "name" it. A truly wonderful, informational, documentary. Highly recommended. I would recommend this to my patients, and the families of patients, with Major Depressive Disorder."
Great movie to understand how it is like in different group
S. Yan | Hong Kong | 08/16/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I think the movie is really great if you want to understand how it feels as one who are suffering from the illness."