The stigmas of depressionby Dr. Jon Hallberg, Minnesota Public Radio
Former U.S. Senator and current DFL gubernatorial candidate Mark Dayton revealed this week that he has been dealing with depression throughout his adult life.
Dayton told a Star Tribune columnist he wanted to reassure voters that his 'mild depression' has never been debilitating. But some political analysts are saying his disclosure could easily derail his campaign.
Depression is an intensely personal disease, but the stigmas around it can be as damaging as the condition itself. Dr. Jon Hallberg, ATC's regular medical analyst, came in to talk more about that aspect of depression.
- All Things Considered, 12/31/2009, 4:49 p.m.
Assistant professor in family medicine at the University of Minnesota, and medical director at Mill City Clinic.