It sounds like a simple question but, of course, it is never as simple as that. In this Ep, the good doctor tries to shed some light on the mechanisms behind why some many people suffering from depression have benefited from a drug intervention, under the ham-fisted questioning of his co-host. As always, we try very hard to take a balanced view, and will soon have another Ep on the disadvantages of a drug-based treatment regime. Have a listen!
This is "Why the long face?" in which we lift the lid on depression in a sometimes light-hearted and always non-judgemental way.
It is a conversation between two old friends, usually over a drink or two.
Paul has been a psychiatrist for 20 years and has done years of research into mood disorders and Oliver is a business consultant who has dealt with a lot of depression and its consequences in the workplace.