A scientific documentary about depression, a modern epidemic affecting millions of people worldwide. The documentary examines if depression is a disease or part of normal human evolution, and includes perspectives from psychologists, therapists, and service users.
The film counters the idea that depression should be treated with medication. Recently, the western world has rediscovered the usefulness of mindfulness meditation to treat and prevent depression.
The film explores the scientific evidence for the use of mindfulness meditation to treat depression. Professor Mark Williams, professor of psychology at the University of Oxford, is interviewed about his research on the role of mindfulness in depression. The film maker, Anami Gour, is a doctor and consultant in Paediatric Critical Care at St George's Hospital & Medical School, London.