Paul Lloyd Posted over 3 years ago Depression as a treatable emotional state Lol....I disagree, it's not that it is unethical just unprofitable. If there is a failing of ethics it is in providing dangerous and addictive drugs to individuals who just need help coping. I am not saying that you can think away diabetes or major depression (caused by chemical imbalances in the brain). Neither am I saying there is any fault or guilt associated with individual emotions. What I am saying is, I believe you can be taught to cope with emotional depression. It starts by identifying the root cause of the emotion first , then helping the individual learn what their triggers are and how to refocus. In my opinion, "Emotional Depression" seems to have a myriad of causes, two stand out for me though. One is caused by a traumatic event in the past that the individual can't cope with or buries subconsciously and doesn't deal with; and the other is a perception that the reality of self or circumstance doesn't meet the imagined perfection of self or society. Depression caused by these I believe can be treated by therapy, coaching and support.