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Are Doctors Causing the Depression Epidemic?

Author Says Up to Half the Diagnoses May Be Wrong

SYDNEY, Feb. 2. 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- By 2030, the World Health Organization predicts depression will account for the highest level of disability of any physical or mental disorder in the world. Noting that more people than ever are being diagnosed with depression, author Skye Mckenzie raises an important question: "Are all these people clinically depressed or are doctors simply causing these figures to be skewed through misdiagnoses?"

As Mckenzie will point out, antidepressants are a $12 billion industry in the U.S. alone, where highly successful direct-to-consumer advertisements inform consumers that antidepressants correct a chemical imbalance in the brain. Yet, according to a report from the American Psychological Association, depression in women is misdiagnosed approximately 30 to 50 percent of the time.

The author of 40 Days to Breakthrough, Mckenzie can explain the critically important difference between clinical depression and circumstantial depression and why no amount of antidepressants will ever cure circumstantial depression. Invite her to answer such questions as:

* What is the No. 1 cause of circumstantial depression?

* What are the two questions you need to ask yourself to determine if your depression is clinical or circumstantial?

* What causes the winter blues? Is it ever just the cold?

* How can taking a small step-even a symbolic one-be more effective than taking an antidepressant?

What the media say about Skye

"You were great! We all enjoyed your personality and your information!" - Jay Hughes, executive producer, "Conversations With Cogee," KLAV-AM 1230, Las Vegas, Nevada

"Thank you for joining us, can you come back next month?"- Jodilyn, producer, Tim Nixon Show, WYPV 94.5 FM, Mackinaw City, Michigan

"Thank you so much for your time, it was a great interview. The general manager of the station, Angela Harden, was listening and she really enjoyed the show. We both agreed that regardless of a person's faith or religious beliefs the process could work for anyone."- Anthony Albrightaten, WHCR 90.3 FM, "The Voice of Harlem," New York City

CREDENTIALS: A former regular guest on Radio Rhema who provided a two-minute "Thought for the Day," Skye Mckenzie is the author of the new book Forty Days to Breakthrough: How to Move From Simply Existing to Living a Life of Meaning and Purpose. The book is a practical guide that helps people take one small step each day for 40 days to rechart their course towards clarity, fulfilment and happiness. Mckenzie struggled with circumstantial depression for about five years after relocating from Auckland, New Zealand, to a small mining town in Australia when her husband switched jobs. Her book explains how she worked through her own feelings of isolation and purposelessness.

AVAILABILITY: Australia, America and internationally via Skype.

CONTACT: Skye Mckenzie, Email ; Skype: skyemckenzie3;

+61 40 157 1907;

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