Demonizing the Depressed

Demonizing depression, common in the Middle Ages, unfortunately remains with us. The medieval idea, based on a dubious interpretation of Biblical sources, was that depression invades the soul from an external diabolical source and possesses it.  The depressed person is in that way distanced from the community, which itself stays conveniently free of the intrudingContinue reading “Demonizing the Depressed”