Out of the Shadows
Offering an intimate look at a perplexing illness that takes many forms, this eye-opening program presents first-person accounts from people of different ages and backgrounds about the experience of depression. In addition, mental-health experts discuss the symptoms of clinical depression, the difficulties in diagnosing it, how brain chemistry and structure are related to depression, genetic and environmental factors that can lead to depression, and scientific research and innovative treatments. Grades 9 and up. Closed captioned. Color. 90 minutes. WGBH. ©2008.