The spiritual construction of depression

  • Chris Ellis Private Practitioner
Keywords: depression, spiritual, medical profession


“We have a preponderance of psychiatric treatments that now ignore the heart and soul of what it is to be human” - Robert A Berezin

In general practice we often see the classical features of depression in our patients. These are the ones laid out in the box that has been promulgated by the DSM V. We know that not everyone fits into these boxes for classification and there is a penumbra of feelings and emotions that occur around the classic features. They are the shadows of the shadows and the more indistinct symptoms that surround the core of central darkness.

Author Biography

Chris Ellis, Private Practitioner

Family Physician, Pietermaritzburg, KwaZulu-Natal