Major depressive disorder and the depression in bipolar disease *cannot be
"cured" by going for a hike*. These are chronic, debilitating diseases,
that impact an individual, their families and our society in horrific ways.
There are worse than many other chronic diseases, because they are diseases
of brain and behavior.
I understand the point that you are trying to make about the transactional
model, but, unfortunately, you are perpetrating an obsolete myth
that individuals with psychiatric disease could just get better by "pulling