Depression: Is Medication Really Necessary?
by Dr Gordon Wong, Specialist in Psychiatry
MBBS (HK), MRCPsych, FHKCPsych, FHKAM (Psychiatry), MSocSc (Couns)(South Australia), DCPsyc RCP&S (Irel), DFM (HKCFP), Dip Med (CUHK), PGDipClinDerm (QMUL)
Some years ago, I went on a hike with some friends. There was a guy who talked about how he did not believe people with depression should take medication. He believed that depression would be gone by going on a hike or watching a film. Unfortunately, over the years, I have heard several other people making the same comments. I would like to address this topic in this article.