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Letter to dvm360: Thanks, Dr. Becker, for shedding light on depression


Medications are necessary for both physical and mental illnesses.

Thanks to Marty Becker (“Putting my darkness into the light”) for sharing his own experience with depression and helping to diminish the stigma of mental illness and the legitimate need for medications at times to treat both physical and mental health. I am on my third antibiotic for a cat bite abscess that is finally healing and several of my loved ones are being successfully treated for mental health illnesses with medications, many of which require trial-and-error to determine the one(s) that work. Successful treatment of illness and disease is what allows many of us to stay healthy, happy and caring for ourselves and others who love and need us. Keep up the good work!

Julie Dahlke, DVM

St. Paul, Minnesota

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