Does Your Soul Have a Cold? This is the name of a new documentary film made by Mike Mills
that explores how American Pharmaceutical companies are "exporting
American definitions of depression and the use of antidepressants to
the ancient culture of Japan." The film views this through the personal stories of five particular patients taking antidepressants.
Film-maker Mills says he is neither for nor against SSRI's, but rather seeks to help Japanese suffering from depression "realize that they are not alone." However, "Does Your Soul Have a Cold?" (the title is from a successful ad campaign) will likely raise questions about how Big Pharma tends to sell a specific definition of
depression as better treated by medicines
than psychotherapy or social-structural changes.