It has been commonly believed for some decades that depression is an elusive condition and that many people from time to time experience depressions for periods of time. Panos Charbis believe that these episodes are not a clinical depression, but rather melancholy, two very different conditions. Melancholy is commonly experienced after one has been suffering prolonged periods of stress or angst in one’s daily life.
However, why does it remain such an elusive and difficult condition to treat with the widespread availability of anti-depressive treatment and medication? Despite increasingly common prescription and use of these drugs, why are mental health professionals unable to report significant improvement from depressed patients? Moreover, if anti-depressants were the answer, then why would so many people go through these depressive episodes from time to time?
This book, the first part of a trilogy, expounds on the confusion that exists around the treatment and provides real examples of depressive cases. It also elaborates Dr. Charbis’ own therapeutic approach that has been used to cure depression with great success ((or) that has shown significant results) for more than 30 years.
The second book takes a more observational approach to the five different phases of the metamorphosis that a client goes through while in therapy.
The third book will delve into a new kind of crippling depression-like symptom, observed commonly since the 1990’s, that sets in after the age of 42 in people who are otherwise successful in every facet of their life. Dr. Charbis calls this deep depressive condition ‘endogenous melancholy’ and it comes to the surface in two phases.