Fighting Depression24:50

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photoThe World Health Organization says that by the year 2020 depression will be the second leading cause of disability world wide. Depression is already costing the U.S. $44 billion a year in lost workplace productivity annually. A new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association raises new questions on how effectively America is fighting depression.


Dr. Ronald Kessler, Professor of health care policy at Harvard Medical School and lead author of study on depression for the journal of the American Medical Association

Dr.Thomas Insel, director of the National Institute of Mental Health

Andrew Soloman, author of "The Noonday Demon"

This program aired on June 24, 2003.