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Depression is a brain problem. That's what most of us have been told. It's a mental health disorder that's caused by a chemical imbalance in the brain. But what if there's more to it than that. 

What if depression is a physical disease caused by something other than a chemical imbalance? 

As a black woman who lives with depression, a dance/movement psychotherapist who supports black women living with depression and someone who has done LOTS of research on depression, oppression, and the body, I think it's important to consider all the options before making a decision. 

Listen in to this week's podcast to learn a little more about how depression affects our bodies and why, according to The Behavioral Shutdown Model of depression and The Polyvagal Theory. 

If you like what you hear, feel free to follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter @bodyfulhealing. For additional show notes and more information about booking a dance/movement psychotherapy session, you can also check out our website: or find an alternative, holistic healer at 

This episode includes music from Blue Dot Sessions.

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