The idea that we can recover from endogenous
depression or Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) ( childhood abuse and so on) smacks of pseudoscience in clinical psychology.
This is based on the simplistic and antiquated notion that by delving into a person's memories, which are usually selective anyway, and by bringing them to "consciousness" from the "unconscious" will miraculously cure a person of their "mental illness". This is called Recovered Memory Therapy (RMT)
. Thus PTSD is seen as a disease of the mind.
Pharmaceutical propaganda will have you believe that drugs can numb the mind, whilst a "talking psychologist" can talk you out of your insanity that "now you are grown up, you should realize that the past can't hurt you in the 'here-and-now', and "stop being silly!".
The therapy may last so long that it may take years for your body to possibly heal itself and cure itself naturally, whilst the poor victim keeps on paying "fees" to support the sick "mental health industry".
This is old-time psychology, well passed its use-by date.